WASHINGTON — Good news for fans of messy, cold wintry mixes: this morning will bring more of the same with the added fun of heavy rain later in the afternoon.
To kick things off, we’ll have to suffer through some more cold and damp misery, but the worst of it will be confined to parts north and west of D.C.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for parts of the area until 10 a.m. Tuesday. This includes Montgomery County, Maryland and Loudoun, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties in Virginia. Several county public schools have already posted delays for Tuesday morning.
A Weather Storm Warning has been expanded to include all counties along the border with PA including Northern Baltimore County and Northwestern Harford County until 10am Tuesday. Check https://t.co/ZOlvESgJ2H for additional information. pic.twitter.com/rrEdmFymIi
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) February 12, 2019
Later in the morning, temperatures will rise and the sleet and ice will give way to rain. That rain could get heavier into the evening commute and cause flooding in low-lying areas.
According to the National Weather Service, the region could see anywhere from three-fourths of an inch to one inch of rain. The combination of sleet, ice and heavy rain is expected to make morning travel difficult.
TUESDAY MORNING: Wintry mix, especially around the Mason-Dixon Line and Interstate 81 corridor, where a few slushy inches of snow are possible, then some ice accumulation from freezing rain. Mainly just rain in D.C. and to the south and east.
Lows: Low to mid-30s.
TUESDAY: Wintry mix early, mainly north and west of D.C. Freezing rain switches to all rain around 10 a.m. Some heavy rain possible late in the day; flooding possible.
High: Around 40.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny and blustery.
High: 40s; wind chills in 20s and 30s.
THURSDAY: Sunny and warmer.
High: Low 50s.
FRIDAY: Cloudy with a chance of rain.
High: Mid-50s to near 60.
Will there be rain, sleet, or snow? Do your part to keep everyone safe on the roads this winter. Remember, “Ice and snow, take it slow”. pic.twitter.com/5rPH19RC39
— NWS (@NWS) February 12, 2019
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