The storm could produce accumulation but isn’t expected to last long.

A cold front moving into the Mid-Atlantic is giving the region a shot at its first snow of the new year.  A high-pressure system will make its way into the region on Monday and converge with a low-pressure system coming up from the ArkLaTex region. Temperatures in the 30s and 40s will probably force in a wintry mix of rain and snow, with little to no accumulation.

So when and where will the weather hit? Expect whatever snow we get to start around 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, well past the morning commute to school and work. The storm is to land east to southeast of Interstate 95 and move out between 4 and 7 p.m. Even though models are only predicting one- to two-tenths of an inch of precipitation, bursts of snow and rain could impact Tuesday’s commute. Worst case scenario, expect one inch of snow accumulation on roads for the drive home.

This storm moves out to Delmarva on Tuesday night, and drier air with winds move in. Daytime temperatures will be in the upper 30s to mid-40s Tuesday through Thursday, with nighttime lows in the low 20s. Temperatures are expected to warm up considerably when a subtropical ridge comes up from the southeast on Friday. Put the heavy coat away and enjoy warm weather in the high 50s accompanied by cloud cover. 

Saturday will be unseasonably warm with temps in the high 60s. That taste of spring will be tempered with a chance of rain showers. The long-term forecast has warm temperatures remaining in the region through next week with weekday highs in the 50s and nighttime lows in the mid-30s. The next opportunity for snow doesn’t arrive until the third week of January.