Alan's Forecast: Winter Storm Warning from 6pm Tuesday to Wednesday Night

Published 03/05 2013 05:41AM

Updated 03/05 2013 12:55PM

From Meteorologist Alan Auglis
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WINTER STORM WARNING for the entire region from 6pm Tuesday to Wednesday night.

TODAY: Increasing clouds with a chance of an evening rain or snow shower in the Potomac Highlands and Western Maryland. Highs will be in the low to mid 40s.

TONIGHT: The snow arrives around 10pm and will become heavy. 3"-5" is expected by dawn with more to the south and west.

WEDNESDAY: Heavy snow with a low pressure tracking to our south in Southern Virginia. 5-10 is expected from Hagerstown to Frederick and in Southern Pennsylvania. The farther south you go, toward the Potomac Highlands, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Shenandoah Valley, the more snow you will see. 10"-15"+ is expected there. The wind picks up during the afternoon at 15-25 mph. The combination of heavy, wet snow and gusty winds could cause some power outages. Highs will be in the low to mid 30s.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy and breezy with highs in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer with highs in the low 40s.

SATURDAY: It's mostly sunny with a high of 47. Don't forget we "spring forward" and turn the clocks ahead Saturday night for Daylight Saving Time.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and mild. High near 50.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy and mild with highs in the low 50s.

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