Washington, D.C., could potentially see a white Christmas this year!
A bomb cyclone hitting the Midwest going into Christmas weekend is sending an Arctic blast toward the East Coast, with D.C. facing the coldest temperatures it’s seen this season.
D.C. will reach temperatures 15-20 degrees below average: Christmas Eve is expected to see a high of 25 degrees, while Christmas Day will have a high of 30 degrees.
According to Washington Post, if the District were to receive an inch of snow on Christmas, it would be the first white Christmas since 2009.
However, the chances of snow still remain up in the air, dependent on the force and effects of the storms hitting the Midwest.
“Unfortunately, there is more that we don’t know about the evolution of the potential system than we do know,” Wes Junker of Capital Weather Gang wrote.
In response to the extreme weather, airlines such as American and United are offering weather waivers for affected flights, including those flying in and out of Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Washingtonians and those traveling in the DMV going into Christmas weekend are encouraged to keep an eye on the ever-changing weather status.