ABC7 StormWatch with Doug Hill and Jacqui Jeras

Today's Forecast Updated Tuesday at 11:30 AM

The Winter Weather Advisory continues through the evening hours but the team is only expecting minor travel disruptions.

This Afternoon:
Patchy Freezing rain to rain
Temperatures: 30s
Wind: SSE 5-10 m.p.h.
Isolated Rain, Warming Temperatures
Temperatures: 33-40
Wind: SW 5-10 m.p.h.
Areas of Rain Likely
Highs: Low 50s
Rain: 0.5" or more possible


Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the D.C. area through tonight

Temperatures have reached the freezing mark across the majority of the D.C. area and should remain around that mark through the early afternoon. Very light precipitation is possible this afternoon and evening totaling to less than a tenth of an inch. Some areas may experience some light freezing rain, especially north and west of D.C.

Areas such as D.C. and points south will have a better chance for rain. Looking at road temperatures in Maryland, the majority of the bigger highways are already above freezing, so only minor impacts are expected. Temperatures will continue to rise tonight towards the 40 degree mark Wednesday morning. Wednesday will feature scattered showers through the morning hours and a better possibility of steady rainfall for the afternoon. High temperatures should approach the low 50s.

Colder air will filter into the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Rain looks to eventually change to a period of sleet and then snow by early Thursday morning. At this time, the potential for multiple inches of snow exists on Thursday. While it's a little too early to narrow it down to exact totals and no watches are posted just yet, the Stormwatch 7 team believes closings and travel disruptions will be likely. We'll be watching this system very closely and will have the latest on ABC 7 News at Noon, 4, 5 and 6pm.

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