Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Icy Morning, Better Afternoon

This Afternoon:Becoming Partly Cloudy Highs: Mid 40s Wind: S 4-8 Tonight:Partly Cloudy Lows: Mid 20s Wind: NW 10-15 Thursday:Partly Sunny Highs: Upper 30s Wind: N 4-8

Ice has been a major issue mainly north and west of the beltway.{ } A freezing rain advisory expires at Noon for Loudon, Montgomery and Howard Counties.{ } The Warning in pink expires by 1p.m.

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The freezing rain/ice accumulated as predicted with heaviest amounts North and no more than a trace in D.C where temperatures stayed near 34 degrees much of the morning.

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Preliminary Ice Accumulations

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The precipitation has become more intermittent and not as widespread.{ } A cold front will pass and skies gradually clearing this afternoon.{ } Temperatures will greatly vary today with highs near 50 south of D.C. and only in the upper 30s near the Mason Dixon Line.{ } This is our second storm of the week and we have one more to go.{ } The good news is that tomorrow and Friday look quiet.{ } The winter storm possibility for the weekend is still uncertain.{ } However, model have been trending towards a system that is not as strong as some may have been telling you and it looks more like Saturday night into Sunday.{ } Once we get through today's ice and clearing, the models will be able to initiate better and we'll get a better idea of what to expect.{ }