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.
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.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey a couple of hours ago and Marylanders can expect heavy rain and strong winds for the next 12 hours.
The eye of Hurricane Sandy is making its way through the upper Chesapeake Bay and 280,000 Maryland residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday night. The storm made landfall near Cape May, New Jersey, earlier Monday night, according to meteorologist Ken Wedelski of the National Weather Service. It is moving on a north/northwest course but is slowing down, moving at about 23 mph. About half of the citizens in Cecil and Harford counties are without power. Rain and strong winds will continue in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Blizzard warnings are in effect for Western Maryland and tidal flooding is expected, Wedelski said at MEMA headquarters in Reisterstown during the governor’s 9:30 p.m. press conference. “The next 12 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Take precautions if driving or if outside during storms on Thursday night.
Updated, 10 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight for seven Maryland counties, including Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Original Post: 6:30 p.m.: Isolated thunderstorms Thursday evening may cause damaging winds across the Washington, DC, metro region, according to the National Weather Service. Residents of Montgomery and Prince George's counties may be affected. In Prince George's County, residents can expect heavy rain and damaging wind gusts of up to 60 mph between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., according to a NWS alert. The service warns residents outside or driving during the storms to take precautions. Drivers are advised to avoid standing water on roadways.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The National Weather Service reports that a brief tornado was documented during Tuesday's severe weather outburst.
A sprawling storm system kicked up rain, power outages, and 50 mph wind gusts Tuesday as it pushed through Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Overall, Prince George's County appeared relatively unscathed by the severe weather, with minor wind-related damage reported across the area. But the day was marked by an escalating series of watches and alerts from the National Weather Service, including a tornado warning issued in the afternoon for the northern end of the county. The NWS reports that a brief tornado was documented east of the U.S. 50/I-495 interchange, but damage was said to be confined to uprooted trees and snapped limbs. More than 2,000 Pepco customers lost power at one point across the county—including a cluster of 600-odd …