National Weather Service: Expect Heavy Snowfall for Sunday into Monday
Look out South County. Winter isn’t quite done with us yet.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 p.m. on Monday. The impact area includes Maryland, Delaware and most of the state of Virginia. The precipitation will be a nasty mix of sleet and freezing rain, then heavy snow.
Expect accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch of ice, followed by 8 to 12 inches of snow, the alert said.
The freezing rain and sleet will begin overnight Sunday, changing to heavy snow and continuing as snow through Monday. Temperatures will drop from the low 30s around midnight Sunday to the mid-20s then the low-20s through Monday. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 MPH with gusts to 25 MPH.
For the Monday morning commute: the NWS says that there will be a “very hazardous travel” outlook overnight Sunday through Monday. This forecast for commuters will also impact the morning and evening commutes. In addition, power outages are possible with this combination of ice and heavy snow.
“Only travel in an emergency. Keep an extra flashlight, flood and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,” the NWS alert said.
Check out Capital Weather Gang on Facebook, they’re saying we could be in for 9″ to 12.”