Washington, D.C. weather forecast: Sleet, heavy snow and cold on the way

Overnight:Rain Changing to Freezing Rain, Sleet and Snow
Temperatures: 20s Wind: North 10-15 mph Monday Morning:Sleet Changing to Snow
Temperatures: 20s
Precipitation: 1" plus per hour
Monday Afternoon:
Snow Ending by Late Afternoon
Temperatures: 20s Snow: 5" to 10", higher amounts locally

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Cold air will funnel in from the north as rain continues this evening. The transition{ } to freezing rain and sleet will occur later tonight.{ } Sleet will mix and change over to snow closer to daybreak from northwest to southeast as temperatures slide into the 20s. Sleet may accumulate overnight ahead of the transition to snow allowing for slick spots to develop. Snow rates may exceed one-inch per hour starting Monday morning and lasting until afternoon. Gusty winds will place wind chills in the teens and{ } single digits.

Potential Snowfall by Monday Evening

The storm will push east of the area late Monday but not after depositing five to ten inches of snow, with localized amounts over 10-inches. The highest totals will likely be just south of the District. In the wake of the storm, sunny and cold temperatures prevail Tuesday and Wednesday with highs only in the 30s.

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