Overnight snow will snarl traffic on Friday morning, with more snow possible on Sunday.
Friday morning could be a rough one for commuters in the DMV region. A winter storm producing sleet, snow, and rain is heading our way, landing overnight and continuing through Friday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of central, northern and western Maryland and northern and northwest Virginia, beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Forecasters are predicting trace amounts up to 4 inches of snow, with higher totals landing northwest of D.C. and Baltimore.
The storm is expected to begin at 1 a.m. on Friday morning, starting off as sleet and then transitioning to snow and a wintry mix. Washington, D.C., Prince George's County, and parts of Virginia should expect just a trace to one inch of snow. Baltimore city and the surrounding areas including Howard, Anne Arundel, and Montgomery counties could get up to two inches. The highest totals are expected across the northern Maryland counties and northern Loudoun County in Virginia.
The wintry mix will hover until late morning, turning to rain as temperatures rise and lasting the rest of the day on Friday. The National Weather Service has also issued a special weather statement, warning that slippery roads and low visibility will affect commutes on the I-66 corridor and roads north of the Capital Beltway on Friday morning. The snow is also expected to cause school delays and closings as well as delay openings of government offices.
As temperatures drop Friday night, residual rain could produce light snow. On Saturday the rain continues, with temperatures in the high 40s. Sunday brings more rain with a slight chance of another small winter storm looming on Sunday night into Monday morning.
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