From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: New day, new warnings and advisories

February 4, 2014 - 07:15 AM
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Calm, cool day ahead with limited sunshine, but another round of wintry weather looms…

Limited AM Sunshine, Cool
Highs: Near 40°
Wind: NE 5-10 mph
Cloudy, Sleet, Freezing Rain/Rain Develop
Lows: 26°-34°
Wind: NE 2-5 mph
AM Frz. Rain (Lingering Longer N&W) to Rain, Breezy and Milder, Peeks of PM Sun
Highs: Mid to Upper 40s
Wind: NW 10-15 mph

WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect 7PM through Wednesday an 10AM for Howard, Montgomery, MD as well as Loudoun, Northern Fauquier and Rappahannock and points west for up to 1 inch of sleet and possible ¼ inch of ice. Areas west of this are under the Warning until 1PM and could experience 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet and one half to a third of an  inch of ice accumulation. (SEE MAP)

FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY in effect from 7PM this evening until 6AM Wednesday inside the Beltway for up to 1/10th inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain. (SEE MAP)

High pressure will allow for some limited morning sunshine before clouds thicken up. Temperatures will remain below average near 40° This evening a complex area of low pressure along a developing warm front will push moisture our way. While this will become mainly be a rain event for the immediate metro area tomorrow, it could begin as a mixture of sleet and freezing rain. Inside the Beltway advisories are posted for up to 1/10th of an inch of ice accumulation before a changeover early tomorrow morning. However, points north and west under the watch could see a prolonged period of sleet and freezing rain. This could lead to an inch or two of sleet and ice accumulations of up to 1/2 inch making for treacherous travel, downed trees and power loss. Skies will clear for the end of the week with continued cool daytime highs in the 30s. Have a great day!

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