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Snow South of DC, Ice for the Rest of the Area in Next Round of Wintry Weather Thursday Night

Storm Team4 declared a weather alert for two rounds of wintry weather Thursday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

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What to Know

  • Storm Team4 is tracking several rounds of wintery weather over the next week.
  • Accumulating snow will fall south of D.C.
  • Ice will be an issue for the rest of the region.

After a winter storm system dropped up to a few inches of wet snow and rain onto the D.C. area, another round of wintry weather is moving through.

Snow and rain mostly moved out early Thursday afternoon amid highs in the 30-35° range.

Light snow will fall pretty far to the south of D.C. overnight; the rest of the region can expect ice.

Storm Team4 declared a weather alert because of snow chances Thursday and recurring chances for snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain over the next week.


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And a winter storm watch will be in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning for the next wave of winter.

Winter Weather Timing in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

With one wave of wintry weather gone, another wave continues overnight into Friday.

Light snow started to fall the south of D.C. started Thursday evening. One to three inches of snow could accumulate, and some roads could be covered, especially secondary roads.

By 7 a.m., most of the snow will be gone, but there could be a few snow showers during the afternoon.

The rest of the region will see ice as the temperature drops below freezing overnight. The high temperature will be 32 degrees.

The rain-snow line is often a tricky part of winter storm forecasting. It often sets up along the Interstate 95 corridor. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper explains why that happens.

Freezing rain on Saturday could become a significant ice event, with the high temperatures around freezing.

Storms Monday into Tuesday and again Thursday into Friday next week could bring a wintry mix and make ice an issue again.

Closures, Delays in Maryland and Virginia on Thursday

Road conditions, especially north of D.C., are prompted some closures Thursday. Here’s a full list of closures and delays.

The federal government allowed unscheduled leave or telework for employees, the Office of Personnel Management said. Maryland also allowed state employees liberal leave.

Loudoun County Public Schools were closed. Fauquier and Prince William county schools opened two hours late.

Montgomery County Public Schools delayed child care and in-person activities until 11:30 a.m., but school offices and virtual instruction continued on schedule.

Frederick, Maryland, schools only offered virtual instruction.

Stay with Storm Team4 and NBC Washington for updates on the forecast. 

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