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3 School Systems Cancel Classes Monday as Cold Rain, Chill Grip DC Area

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A cold rain is falling in parts of the D.C. area Sunday evening, following the chance of light patchy freezing rain.

Temperatures were just below the freezing mark in many spots in the morning, so any precipitation that fell was expected to freeze on contact, creating a light icy glaze.

Three public school systems - those in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties and the city of Fredericksburg - have turned Monday into a teacher work day and cancelled classes for students. Alexandria City Public Schools is considering a two-hour delay for students and staff.

The cold rain will likely move out around 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service declared a winter weather advisory for the morning for many areas to the north and west, including parts of Loudoun and Fauquier counties in Virginia and Frederick County in Maryland. See all weather alerts from the National Weather Service here.

Temperatures will reach the low 40s Sunday, with breezy winds out of the south -- but they'll plummet overnight as skies begin to clear. Overnight lows will settle into the teens and 20s. It will still be breezy overnight as well, with winds out of the northwest gusting over 25 mph.

Refreeze Expected Monday Morning

There will certainly be a refreeze on the area roadways by Monday morning. Expect slick spots to slowly improve as temperatures gradually reach to the mid 30s.

We should see plenty of sunshine Monday, but once again the day will be on the breezy side. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20s Monday, and flurries are possible as well, floating over on northwesterly winds. 

By Tuesday, the D.C. area will be even colder, with temperatures topping out in the 20s. We will still have a slight breeze around Tuesday with plenty of sun. Windchills on Tuesday morning will be in the single digits and it will be incredibly dry.

By Wednesday and Thursday, we'll rebound back into the 40s.

Our next system comes through Saturday night into Sunday, possibly bringing a mix of rain and snow to the region. Temperatures will top out in the 30s for this upcoming weekend.

Schools Cancel Classes, Start Late

Multiple school systems in Northern Virginia either canceled classes or turned Monday into a professional day for teachers and staff.

Fredericksburg City Public Schools canceled classes for students and made Monday a teacher work day on a two-hour delay.

Spotsylvania County Public Schools canceled classes for students and made Monday a teacher work day starting at 10 a.m.

Stafford County Public Schools canceled classes for students and made Monday a professional work day for staff starting at 10 a.m. due to ongoing dangerous road conditions and lingering effects of the recent winter storm.

Culpeper County Public Schools will open on a two-hour delay due to the possibility of hazardous road conditions.

Alexandria City Public Schools are considering a two-hour delay due to inclement weather for students and staff. 

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