As I mentioned earlier, DC is going to be hit with a blast of Arctic air with a great deal of wind with it too. But to start things off there's going to be a little snow first.
Here's what the first wave of this winter weather will look like from the Capital Weather Gang:
- Snow showers move west to east through the area mainly between 4 and 9 p.m., and could even contain some thunder.
- With temperatures dropping through the 30s, some snow showers could be heavy enough to sharply reduce visibilities, whiten roads, and coat the ground with up to an inch or a little more, making for hazardous driving conditions.
- Temperatures this evening quickly drop to near and below freezing, creating the potential for icy roads for those out for Valentine’s dinner or otherwise.
- Winds crank to 25-35 mph this evening into the overnight, with gusts over 50 mph and perhaps near 60 mph, sending wind chills as low as 15 to 25 degrees below zero. Power outages are possible.