Freezing Rain Advisory for Central VA as afternoon rain develops. The pattern becomes more active in the Metro area, just in time for holiday travel. Christmas Eve looks wet, not white.
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- We'll stay dry for the drive to work on Monday in the immediate Metro, but a few showers are possible south and west of the Beltway. Freezing rain is possible in a few spots, and the National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for counties in Virginia along I-81, south of I-66. By the time the rain makes it into the Beltway area, temperatures will be above freezing. In fact, the rain should hold off until the afternoon, and some showers could fall during the evening commute as well.
Tuesday is milder, as high temperatures will return to the 50s. However, some more light showers are possible during the day. Then, a stronger storm system arrives on Christmas Eve.
The Christmas Eve system will bring showers and possibly some pockets of heavier rain, not just for the Metro, but up and down the I-95 corridor. Travel conditions could be hazardous at any point during the day. The only good news is that it'll be so mild that wintry weather is not a possibility, even north of us.
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Mostly Cloudy, a few PM Showers
Freezing Rain possible for Central VA
HIGH TEMPS: 39 - 44
WINDS: ENE 5-10
Mostly Cloudy, an Isolated Shower
HIGH TEMPS: Mid 50s
WINDS: S - 10
AM & PM Rain, Warm
HIGH TEMPS: Near 60
WINDS: SE - 5-10
Lingering AM Showers
HIGH TEMPS: Near 50
WINDS: NW - 10