Snow, sleet threaten DC region Wednesday morning


The snow will steadily transition to sleet, then freezing rain and finally freezing drizzle and then drizzle.

The city said Tuesday morning that an extreme cold weather alert issued Monday will end at noon today as the temperature rises.

The heaviest snow is anticipated this evening.

We should expect all winter precipitation types with this system. Snow will continue into Wednesday morning, but will quickly shut off from south to north between 7am and 10am.

Snow will gradually overspread the region early tomorrow morning, arriving between 4-6 AM for our southern counties and pushing into the northwoods between 6-8 AM. The heaviest accumulation amounts will to the northwest of the Kansas Turnpike, with 3 to 5 inches common.

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Snow totals will vary depending on when the transition occurs, but a few inches are expected in the metro area.

Anyone hitting the road during these times should travel with extreme caution, and pad extra time into their travel plans. The snow could rapidly pick up in intensity, with the potential for half-an-inch to one-inch per hour snowfall rates. Where skies stay clear, lows near 0 are possible.

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Milder weather will follow the storm on Thursday, allowing for a quick melt of any snow and ice across the region.