From the ABC 7 Weather team

Wintry mess in the mountains, mainly rain and wind for D.C. and southern Maryland

October 29, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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A strong area of low pressure continues to develop and move along the mid-Atlantic coast. For the latest winter weather warnings and advisories, click here.

This Morning: Rain and Snow Mix, Mainly Wet Snow West

Temperatures: 32°- 42° | Wind: North 10-20 mph plus

This Afternoon: Areas of Heavy Rain, Snow in Warning Areas

Temperatures: 34°- 42° | Wind: North 15-25 mph, Gusts 30 mph plus

Overnight: Gradual Clearing, Cold

Temperatures: 30s | Wind: NW 10-15 mph

Low pressure off the coast will continue to move toward the northeast today. As seen on ABC7 Super Doppler Radar, precipitation has overspread the area and the changeover to snow west of D.C. has begun. Snow totals will differ significantly with the highest amounts (6 inches plus) expected north and west of the District. The District and immediate surrounding area may see up to 1" of wet snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Montgomery, Fairfax, Prince William and southern Fauquier counties until 8PM. Areas west of the advisory are under a Winter Storm Warning until 6PM and include Loudoun, northern Fauquier and Frederick (MD and VA) counties.

The active weather should diminish later this afternoon and into the evening hours as low pressure moves away from the region and skies begin to clear. Temperatures will remain in the 30s, with some locations dipping below the freezing mark.

For the latest updates on our changing weather situation, stay with ABC 7 News, NewsChannel 8, and WeatherNow for continuous updates.

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