WASHINGTON — We're waking up to a winter mess this morning. A wintry mix is spreading over the region this morning, bring sleet, snow, freezing rain and rain.   This will change over to rain by the afternoon. After 12 p.m. most areas will be mostly rain, except north and west of D.C. where they could see some pockets of freezing rain linger into the afternoon. 

Monday Key Points

  • Everyone won't get snow
  • We're dealing with a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain
  • Critical Time: Monday morning, including during the morning commute. 
  • Light accumulations, mainly north and west of D.C. (1-2")
  • Mostly rain after 12 p.m. except north and west

QUICK FORECAST: 
Monday: Cloudy with an a.m. wintry mix to rain, icing lingers far north and west. High: 39.
Monday Night: On and off showers. Low: 36.
Tuesday: Rain and showers ending early in the afternoon, then partly sunny, windy. High: 48.

FORECAST DISCUSSION:
There will be a burst of snow north and west of DC between now and 7 a.m. with mainly rain south and east of DC.

Prepare for a slow and slippery commute Monday morning.  Areas north and west of D.C. will see a little accumulating snow. South of D.C. will be mostly rain with an occasional wintry mix.  After 12 p.m. most areas will transition to rain except for some areas well north and west of DC. Heavy rain is possible late Monday into Tuesday morning.

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With warmer air infiltrating the system, we won't see all snow. This will cut down on snow totals. There may be trace amounts in D.C. on grassy surfaces with one to two inches possible in some northern suburbs. 

Final Call 12-16-19
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Freezing rain on top of the snow will also be an issue for a few areas well north and northwest of D.C.

RPM Ice Forecast for 12-16-19
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Here's a look at current winter storm warnings and advisories. 


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DETAILED FORECAST:
Monday: Cloudy and cold with a wintry mix to rain, icing lingers N and W. Highs: 32 - 38. Winds: ENE - 10.
Monday Night: On and off showers. Lows: 30s. Winds: NE 5 - 10
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and windy with rain ending early in the afternoon. Highs 42 - 52. Winds SE to NW 10 - 20 +.


Extended Forecast: 
The rest of the week will be quiet. Much colder air is in place Wednesday with highs only in the 30s and low 40s.  

Wednesday: A mix of sun and clouds. Windy and cold. Highs: Upper 30s low 40s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and quite cold. Highs: mid 30s.

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