Yellow Alert Sunday for a wintry mix. Accumulations will be light, but travel should be avoided. Untreated surfaces will become slippery. Freezing rain will accumulate on trees & power lines.
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --- Another southern stream storm is approaching the Metro area, arriving on Sunday morning. Once again, moisture will overrun the cold air already in place. A wintry mix will develop by late morning on Sunday. There's not a lot of moisture with this system, but there will be enough to bring us up to 1" of snow and sleet before the precipitation changes over. Freezing rain will take over for the snow and sleet in the early afternoon. Some areas will not see a changeover to plain rain until close to sunset with minor to moderate icing possible north and west of DC. Roads could become sleet and ice coated. Avoid travel on Sunday afternoon if possible.
Monday will be dry and a bit milder, but keep your umbrella handy next workweek. The active region of the jet stream will be over the Metro area for most of the week, bringing us more rain and snow chances.
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Wintry Mix of Snow & Sleet
Accumulation: < 1"
WINDS: SE 5 - 10
Mix Changes to Freezing Rain with some icing,
Freezing Rain changes to Plain Rain by Late Afternoon S & E
HIGH TEMPS: 30 - 35
WINDS: SSE - 5
Freezing Rain & Rain Ending,
Temps Steady or Rising
LOW TEMPS: 30 - 35
WINDS: SW - 10
Partly Sunny, Not as Cold
HIGH TEMPS: Upper 40s
WINDS: NW 10 - 15