A dangerous winter storm is moving towards the Baltimore Washington area with a very large bulls eye of 25" - 30" of snow possible over the weekend. This blizzard is already being compared to some major winter storms on record. The largest on record was in 1922 when 28" fell in the D.C. area. For Baltimore the presidents day blizzard of February 2003 brought nearly 27" of the white stuff. Traveling conditions area already beginning to deteriorate as bands of moderate snow are laying a fresh layer of snow from the Blue Ridge Mountains to New York and West towards Chicago. Dozens of flight cancellations are expected just in time to snarl air traffic or delay connections to the Super Bowl this weekend. The snow will also spread into the New York City with 4" - 8" likely. Heavier amounts are possible if the storm tracks more northerly over the region.
For Houston the sun is finally out and will stick around for most of the weekend allowing our temperatures to warm up to seasonal levels. The next chance for measurable rain is Monday with a threat of sleet and much colder weather possibly returning after mid week. Overnight readings are expected to drop into the 40s again with day time temperatures reaching the lower 60s.