Washington will be under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow, the National Weather Service announced this afternoon.
A wintery mix is expected between 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, with winds as high as 13 mph. Little or no snow and ice are expected to accumulate on Capitol Hill, but other parts of the District could be harder hit.
The precipitation may coincide with the Tuesday evening commute, Capital Weather Gang warns.
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The forecast calls for snow before 1 p.m. and then a chance of snow and sleet. An inch or less of snow is predicted by the National Weather Service, but that could still be enough to slow the District’s morning commute.
The National Weather Service issued this winter weather advisory, which is in effect Wednesday from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.:
* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS…AROUND ONE INCH.
* TIMING…ONSET AROUND 4 TO 6 AM…CONTINUING INTO THE LATE
MORNING HOURS…BEFORE MIXING WITH PERIODS OF SLEET AND
DISSIPATING BY EARLY AFTERNOON.
* TEMPERATURES…MIDDLE 20S DURING THE PREDAWN HOURS…INCREASING
TO LOW 30S LATER IN THE MORNING.
* WINDS…NORTH AT 5 TO 10 MPH.
* IMPACTS…SNOW WILL LIKELY DEVELOP EARLY IN THE MORNING COMMUTE.
THIS COUPLED WITH ROAD AND AIR TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW FREEZING
WILL CAUSE ACCUMULATION OF SNOWFALL ON ROADWAYS. THIS WILL
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
District schools and federal offices have an estimated 50 percent chance of opening with delays, Capital Weather Gang predicted.
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