McLean Weather: Chance of Snow or Sleet Tuesday Night, Wednesday
The McLean weather forecast calls for precipitation and cold temperatures, but a lot depends on the track of the storm.
Snow in March in Northern Virginia is rare, but it’s a possibility this week.
In fact, weather forecasters say the chances are increasing that McLean may see snow or a snowy mix possibly turning to rain from Tuesday night through Wednesday.
The Capital Weather Gang reported late Saturday, “…models now seem to be converging on a storm that will bring a period of precipitation to much of the mid-Atlantic but then head out to sea.”
The Capital Weather Gang forecasters are just slightly leaning toward snow, calling this “the best chance we’ve had all winter of seeing more than an inch.”
The Weather Channel is noting intensifying low pressure in the DC area, but has increased its earlier temperature predictions for Tuesday night and Wednesday. The Weather Channel now forecasts a low temperature of 36 in McLean Tuesday night and a high temperature of 41 Wednesday.
The National Weather Service gives McLean a 50 percent chance of snow or rain on Tuesday and a 60 percent of snow or rain on Wednesday. NWS forecasters think the low temperature on Tuesday night will be 35 and the high temperature will be 39 Wednesday.
At this point last year, DC had gotten about 20 percent of the snowfall it would in a normal winter, according to data analyzed by the Capital Weather Gang. There wasn’t much improvement by the end of the season. The 2012 – 2013 season hasn’t been much better for snow fans.
Of course, it’s not spring yet – and we’ve had snow fall well into April in the past, In fact, DC got half an inch of snow on April 28, 1898.
Springs starts Wednesday, March 20.
Are you disappointed that we haven't gotten much snow this winter, or are you hoping we get to spring with no white stuff? Let us know in the comments!