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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Wednesday, expect snow, sleet, and freezing rain

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A Winter Weather Advisory is on the way for the D.C. area early Wednesday, with overnight snow, sleet, and freezing rain that is all expected to affect the morning commute.

The National Weather Service says the advisory will go from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Tuesday will be relatively quiet with clouds giving way to sunshine this afternoon. Highs will be seasonable in the mid 40s.

Changes arrive overnight, as our next weather maker approaches. Temperatures will fall to or below freezing overnight. A mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will develop after 2 a.m. Snow and ice accumulations will be low, with up to half an inch and less than a 10th of an inch of each, respectively. Untreated roads could still be slick Wednesday morning, so prepare for possible delays. Temperatures will climb above freezing by mid morning with all precipitation changing over to all rain. Expect a chilly rain through the evening with rainfall totals around a half inch, with locally higher amounts.

It will be colder and blustery Thursday with highs only in the mid 30s. Temperatures moderate heading into the weekend. We're back into the mid 40s Friday with the low 50s expected this weekend. Another weather maker arrives for the weekend with more rain possible Saturday night into Sunday.

- Dry & seasonable today

- Wintry mix develops overnight; changes to all rain after the AM rush tomorrow

- Delays possible tomorrow morning

- Cold & blustery Thursday

- More rain possible this weekend, milder

TODAY: AM clouds, PM sun. Seasonable.

Highs: 43-48

Winds: SW to NE 5 mph

TONIGHT: Cloudy with snow and sleet developing.

Lows: 28-32

Winds: E 5 mph

WEDNESDAY: Early AM wintry mix changing to all rain.

Highs: 40-50

Winds: SE to NW 5-10 mph

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