Sleet and snow expected at height of evening rush hour
CAPITAL REGION At the height of rush hour, it will start sleeting and snowing tonight, the National Weather Service said.
Sleet, freezing rain or light snow will hit the Capital Region around 5 p.m., followed by heavy snow later in the evening, meteorologist Ian Lee said.
“We’re not expecting the bulk of the snow until 8 p.m.,” he said. “Driving conditions from 5 to 6 p.m. should be OK. It may be a little slippery.”
The storm will blow out by 7 a.m., and there’s no other storms expected until late Sunday night, he said.
But the weather is predicted to be in the low to mid 30s all weekend, so the snow may stick, he said.
The weather service is predicting 2 to 6 inches of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ince accumulation.
At its heaviest, snow will fall an a rate of half an inch to an inch per hour. During the storm, temperatures will drop into the 20s, the service said.