Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Montgomery County for Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Montgomery County, with accumulations of up to 5 inches or more expected Wednesday in the region. Precipitation may begin as a mix of rain and snow with a change to all snow Tuesday night and wind gusts may reach up to 30 mph, according to the NWS. The NWS also warned of potentially difficult driving conditions and urged residents to begin proper winter storm preparations. The storm watch is in effect Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Moderate rainfall expected for the DC area.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Montgomery County Tuesday, beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing into the evening. The DC area should expect 1-2 inches of moderate to heavy rainfall. A flood watch means that there is potential for flooding, and the NWS warns that locally heavy rainfall could cause small streams to overflow their banks. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services warns drivers to "Turn Around - Don't Drown" if they come to a stretch of road covered in water. See the MCFRS website for a list of county roads that are most susceptible to flooding. Evening commuters can check Patch's live traffic map to avoid the worst jams caused by the bad weather. Click on the "Commute" tab at the top of this page.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Heavy rain will hit the DC region Wednesday afternoon and evening.
A flash flood watch is in effect for Montgomery County and the DC region from 3 p.m. Wednesday "through late tonight," according to an alert from the National Weather Service. A flash flood watch means that "conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding," according to the NWS. The NWS predicts one to one-and-a-half inches of rainfall in a short period of time. The Capital Weather Gang at the Washington Post estimates that the worst of the storm will hit the DC region between 3-7 p.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services warns drivers to "Turn Around - Don't Drown" when they come to a stretch of road covered in water. See the MCFRS website for a list of county roads that are most susceptible to flooding. County police have issued…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The National Weather Service had called for a possibility of snow in Montgomery County Thursday.
Update, 3:20 p.m. The Winter Weather Advisory for the Washington area has been canceled. Update, 9:53 a.m. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Montgomery County from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Areas south of Washington, DC, are likely to see the most snow. Thursday, 8:21 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County, starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. The previously issued Winter Storm Watch for Montgomery County has been canceled. According to the advisory, 1-3 inches of snow is possible for Montgomery County. Occasional rain this morning is expected to mix with and then change to snow early this afternoon. Periods of snow are possible in the late …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Winter storm is expected to bring snow, create hazardous travel conditions Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow for Montgomery County on Saturday, from 3 to 6 a.m. The NWS said 1 to 3 inches of snow was in the forecast, with the majority of snowfall accumulating between 3 and 5 a.m. Temperatures will reach the upper 20s to mid 30s. The storm is expected to create hazardous travel conditions Saturday. To prepare, the State Highway Administration has sent crews to pre-treat Montgomery County roads with a salt brine. State Highway officials have asked drivers to stay off the roads until later in the day on Saturday to give crews time to clear the roads. If you must travel, allot extra time and drive slowly.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wind gusts of up to 50 mph could down trees and power lines, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind advisory is in effect for much of the Washington metropolitan region – including Montgomery County -- through 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect winds of 25 to 35 mph, according to NWS, with gusts of up to 50 mph. Wind gusts that strong may make driving difficult, and gusts could down trees and power lines, according to the advisory. Winds will be picking up mid-morning and will remain strong through late afternoon.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
AccuWeather is warning of a storm possibly bringing snow, power outages and coastal flooding next week.
A "substantial" winter storm could blow its way through Maryland by the middle of next week, according to the weather website AccuWeather. The website’s current forecast predicts a potential for rain that could turn into snow, with coastal flooding and power outages. “While the details are still uncertain, a larger, slower-moving and more powerful storm could slam the mid-Atlantic and New England with heavy precipitation, strong winds and above-normal tides Tuesday (Dec. 18) into Thursday (Dec. 20),” according to an email from AccuWeather. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a chance of rain through the early part of next week, but doesn’t currently predict any snow for the area.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thanksgiving was perfect, but it won't last.
Here comes that pre-winter chill. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will reach just the high 40s Monday with clear, sunny skies. Temperatures will drop to the mid-30s today and rain is likely late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Rain—and maybe some snow—is expected to continue through Tuesday morning, when temperatures reach the low 40s. Expect cloudy skies Tuesday night and below-freezing temperatures, dropping to the high 20s. The sun should shine Wednesday, and temperatures will reach the mid-40s. Wednesday night skies will stay clear, and temperatures again go sub-freezing, dropping to the high 20s. Thursday will bring more sun and temperatures in the low 40s, dropping to the high 20s at night. Friday …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's the latest from the National Weather Service.
After a beautiful weekend, it’s back to being partly dreary today, according to the National Weather Service, but there are some bright spots in the forecast. Don’t expect much sun today. According to NWS, skies will remain cloudy most of the day with a high temperature in the mid-60s. Expect rain tonight, when the temperature drops to the mid-40s. More rain is in Tuesday’s forecast, mostly in the morning. Clouds should clear to mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 50 degrees. Tuesday night, temperatures drop to around freezing. Wednesday we’ll see mostly sunny skies, but chilly temperatures, peaking in the mid 40s. Wednesday night temperatures again will drop to the low-40s. Thursday skies will be mostly sunny and the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A winter weather advisory is in effect with snow possibly in the forecast.
The temperatures have taken a dip in recent days and tonight snow is in the forecast today, according to the National Weather Service. Areas of Maryland above the Potomac River, like Montgomery County, could see some snow. According to NWS, there's a 90 percent chance rain could begin this afternoon turning into snow as early as 3 p.m. Highs will be near 40 degrees with a wind coming from the north at 14 mph. Accumulation would be less than a half inch. The snow is set to continue through the evening commute, according to forecasters, slowly down around 10 p.m. The low will reach 34 degrees tonight.