Winter Weather Advisory in effect for DC area, parts of Md. under Winter Storm Warning
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect through late morning/early afternoon for most of the area. Freezing rain will likely make for a slippery commute.
A WINTER STORM WARNING for Washington and Allegany Counties in Maryland and Berkley, Morgan, Hampshire, and Mineral Counties in West Virginia. A 1/4" to 1/2" of ice accumulation is possible.
A warm front lifting north of the region will bring a wintry mix to the region this morning before changing to all rain. The highest impacts will be well NW of Washington with ice accumulations over a quarter inch. In the DMV, freezing rain is likely before 7AM leaving a glaze of ice across the area. We may catch a break from the wet weather between 8-10am before steadier, heavier rain moves in from 11AM to 6PM. A half to .75" of rain is possible. Wind gusts over 30 mph are possible by the evening commute, as the cold front slides through. Skies will clear overnight with lows falling into the 20s. A refreeze is possible overnight, but the winds will be helping to dry us out. Still, use caution Thursday morning with some slick spots possible.
Tomorrow will be cold and breezy with highs only in the upper 30s. Friday will be milder with highs climbing into the upper 40s with mostly cloudy skies.
Our next weather maker arrives this weekend. It will be a rain-maker with highs Saturday around 50. Sunday will be in the upper 50s. Showers will develop from the south during the day Saturday with steadier rain Saturday night into Sunday.
TODAY: AM wintry mix changing to all rain. Turning windy late.
Winds: E to SW 5-10 mph
TONIGHT: Clearing skies. Breezy. Refreeze possible.
Winds: NW 10-20 mph
THURSDAY: Partly to mostly sunny. Cold & breezy.
Winds: NW 5-15 mph