Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A line of thunderstorms is set to move through Prince George's County.
The National Weather Service is warning of heavy rains, strong winds, and possible hail Wedenesday afternoon as a line of thunderstorms moves through Prince George's County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a line of thunderstorms extending from Odenton to four miles southwest of Brandywine was moving north at 5 mph as of 3:45 p.m. The rain is expected to reduce visibility below one mile and may cause pooling of water on roadways. Hail in the penny- to nickel-size range is also possible, the NWS warned. Anne Arundel and Howard counties are also covered by the alert. Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
But how long will it last?
After a winter that seemed to drag on endlessly—one that included a snowfall on the first day of spring—warmer weather has finally arrived in Laurel. But how much longer will it last? Temperatures nearby topped out at 77° Monday, a trend that's expected to continue on Tuesday with an afternoon high of about 80°. Wednesday's forecast calls mostly sunny weather again, with temperatures climbing as high as 85°. That's flip flop weather, folks. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the mix for Thursday, but highs could reach 82° again before the weather cools off again Friday. Overnight lows all week are expected to be in the upper 50s and low 60s. So get outside and enjoy it while you can!
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Laurel and much of the surrounding region, with accumulations of up to 5 inches or more expected on Wednesday. Precipitation is expected to begin as a mix of rain and snow, changing over to all snow Tuesday night. Wind gusts may reach up to 30 mph, according to the NWS. The service also warns of difficult driving conditions and is urging residents to begin proper winter storm preparations. The storm watch is in effect Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Louis W. Uccellini will be the 16th director of the National Weather Service.
A Columbia resident for over 30 years has been named the new director of the National Weather Service. Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, 63, who said he moved into his current house in Oakland Mills in August 1978, was selected as the 16th director of the National Weather Service, which this year marked its 143rd anniversary predicting and keeping records of weather. Uccellini will officially take the helm of the National Weather Service on Feb. 10. "I'm excited to get going, to lead this agency and to move it forward" said Uccellini, in an interview with Patch. In a statement released by NWS Uccellini said, “It’s an honor to lead such a prestigious agency with the unbeatable mission of protecting lives and livelihood. The past year had its success …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The National Weather Service says there is an 80 percent chance of snow after 3 p.m.
For the second time this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting snow for Prince George's County. According to the forecast, there is an 80 percent chance that snow will fall sometime after 3 p.m., with accumulations up to one inch. The snow is predicted to continue in the evening, slowing by 10 p.m., blanketing the area with up to another half inch. Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 30s are predicted for Saturday and Sunday.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
About an inch of accumulation is expected.
Around an inch of snow could accumulate Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will drop into the upper teens and winds could reach 20 miles per hour. Snow covered roads are expected to remain slippery through the morning rush, according to NWS.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Forecasters aren't sure whether the county will see any significant snow—or just rain.
Prince George's County and much of the region could be in for another dose of winter weather this weekend, depending on how an approaching storm shapes up. The National Weather Service warns that a system moving in from the southeast "will likely impact portions of the Mid-Atlantic Saturday and Saturday night." "At this stage, rain or snow is possible depending on the storm track," it adds. The latest forecast for the county calls for a mix of rain and snow starting Saturday morning, then switching over to just rain by early afternoon. Snow may slip back into the picture Saturday evening as temperatures drop again. Though the NWS expects minimal accumulation over the course of the day, AccuWeather puts potential snowfall totals for the …
Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour 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 Prince George's County -- through 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, according to NWS, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. 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.
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 a precipation is in the forecast Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Areas of Maryland above the Potomac River, like Prince George's County, could see some rain, sleet and maybe even some sleet. According to NWS, there's a 90 percent chance rain could begin Wednesday 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, slowing down around 10 p.m. The overnight low will reach 34 degrees. This post was updated at 6:19 p.m.