Wintry Mix, Some Snow North & West of DC; Wet Roads in Metro Area | NBC4 Washington

Wintry Mix, Some Snow North & West of DC; Wet Roads in Metro Area

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    (Published Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016)

    Leave yourself extra time to get to work Thursday morning due to wet roads across the area, and the possibility of slick spots in Maryland. Earlier Thursday morning, a wintry mix fell in the northern and western areas of the state, with reports of some light snow. 

    Although some isolated areas did get a bit of snow, not much stuck to the roads. The wintry mix is in the process of changing over to all rain. However, some slick spots are still possible in Maryland, so drivers should allow for extra travel time in these areas due to 

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    Most of the rest of the D.C. area is just getting rain, which is expected to end by 9 a.m. The frigid weather led D.C. officials to declare a hypothermia alert. However, it's still slightly above freezing in the immediate metro area, so drivers should plan for wet, not icy, roads closer to the District.

    After the rain tapers off, the sun should come out -- but it won't warm up the region much. A cold front will cross the region Thursday afternoon. As this happens, it could touch off an isolated shower or two, and winds will pick up. Counties along and west of I-81 are under a wind advisory during the day Thursday.

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    A wintry mix fell in Maryland north and west of D.C., making for slushy and slick conditions.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016)

    Friday is expected to be windy and cold. Highs will only top out around 40, but it will feel like the 20s due to the wind.

    The holiday weekend is looking fairly quiet, weather-wise. Temperatures will be in the low 40s to mid 30s for New Year's Eve. A light shower is possible New Year's Day morning but most of the day is looking dry. If you're heading to the Redskins game, anticipate temps in the 40s with some light showers possible at the end of the game.

    Rain is likely on Monday and could begin as a wintry mix in spots.