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New Year's Day Storm Could Mean Icy Conditions West of DC

Ice storm warning, winter weather advisory issued for parts of the area

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A New Year’s Day storm meant freezing rain or ice for parts north and west of the D.C. region Friday.

The storm brought rain to the D.C. metro area starting late Friday morning and continuing through the evening, but with a chance of ice around Leesburg, Frederick and just toward the north and west of Warrenton.

Freezing rain was a concern in the Winchester area and up Interstate 81 to areas at higher elevations in the Hagerstown area. There could be some power outages and roads could be treacherous.

An ice storm warning from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday includes Rappahannock County.

A winter weather advisory from 10 a.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Saturday covers parts of north central Maryland and Northern Virginia, including Frederick, Loudoun, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties and the City of Winchester.

Track all weather alerts and advisories here. Storm Team4 has declared a Weather Alert.

The storm should be out of the area by 11 p.m. Friday.

The storm system will bring warm air on the back end, beginning overnight Friday. That's why Saturday will see a high in the 50s while the day will be sunny and cloudy, with potential for a foggy morning. But it may get even warmer (into the 60s), if the fog leaves the area even earlier.

After Saturday, the week gets on the colder side.

Sunday morning rain may mix with a little sleet and snow around 7 or 8 a.m., but most residents will get just rain that'll pass by the afternoon.

Monday will likely be drier, and Tuesday breezy and chilly, with windchill in the 30s.

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