Washington, D.C., public schools will be closed Wednesday due to forecasts of a winter storm hitting the area. The air aloft will be plenty cold for snow and it is now starting to cool near the ground, so we are getting closer to it starting. Our high temperatures on Thursday will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s. That is keeping the rain away, and it is bringing the northerly winds for now. Coastal areas of Georgia and the Carolinas could also see some storms.
Strong cold front will sweep southeast around midday with snow levels lowering rapidly in its wake during the afternoon. This will mean that rain coverage will likely stay low, at 10%. Travel is likely to deteriorate rapidly later in the day as this change over occurs. We will keep you updated as the weekend draws nearer on what to expect on Sunday.
Monday: Isolated showers are possible (rain coverage at 20%) with lows near 60 degrees and highs in the upper 70s.
Snowfall outside of Charlottesville in areas to the east and west could accumulate as much as 7 inches.More news: Key figure in Japan land scandal to testify
More news: 'US News & World Report' ranks RIT among best graduate schools
More news: Cuomo leads actor, 2 NY GOP challengers
Friday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2 p.m.
It's not clear where the heaviest snow bands may develop.
The heaviest snowfall in the eastern storm should occur across the higher elevations of the Appalachians and into portions of New Jersey, the New York City metropolitan region and southern New England, the National Weather Service said. This could allow icy, cold air to cover the United Kingdom with the chance of snow fall for the third time this year, after the "mini Beast from the East" this weekend. North wind around 11 miles per hour. Even more warming is expected on Wednesday with highs throughout the valley expected to reach the mid 70s in the northern Sacramento valley.
Ladbrokes has cut the odds to 3-1 from 10-1 that snow falls on Easter Sunday - the sharpest fall in weather odds so far this year.