WASHINGTON — Periods of rain and showers are with us again on Tuesday. The rain will end as snow by early Wednesday morning in many areas, but amounts will be light and mainly on the grassy areas with some areas not seeing any accumulation. 

There is a new Winter Weather Advisory for areas northwest of the immediate D.C. metro area. These places could pick up light accumulations and slick roads may develop.

RELATED: Snow timing Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for DC, MD, VA

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QUICK FORECAST: 
Tonight: Cloudy and colder with rain changing to snow. Low: 34.
Wednesday: Snow ends before 9 a.m. (trace to 1"). Turning mostly sunny, breezy and much colder. High: 43.
Wednesday Night: Clear and colder. Low: 28.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and cold. High: 41.

FORECAST DISCUSSION:
A strong cold front swings into the DMV tonight, bringing an end to the warmth and changing that rain to snow before ending by 9 AM Wednesday.

Here's our third call for snowfall. These light accumulations are mostly on elevated and grassy surfaces. Most of us will see nothing to a trace.

Snowfall potential
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There is a Winter Weather Advisory for areas northwest of the immediate metro. In these areas, the accumulations could near an inch.

Futurecast shows the timing of this light snow, which will end between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. from northwest to southeast.

RELATED: Timing for Snowfall in DC, MD, VA

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Behind our snow chance, cold air will be the story of mid-week across the D.C. area. Sunshine returns for Wednesday afternoon with cold temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. It will be breezy as well, making it feel colder.

Wednesday night's temps fall into the teens and 20s.

Forecast Lows Wednesday Night
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Thursday is sunny but cold. With light winds, we won't have the opportunity to full get rid of Wednesday night's cold air. Temps will struggle to reach 40 degrees again.

DETAILED FORECAST:
Tonight: Cloudy and colder with rain changing to snow. Lows: 30s. Winds: NW - 10.
Wednesday: Snow ends before 9 a.m. (trace to 1"). Turning mostly sunny, breezy and much colder. Highs: 38 - 43. Winds: NW/WNW 10 - 15.
Wednesday Night: Clear and colder. Lows: 20s. Winds: N 5 - 10.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and cold. Highs: 37 - 42. Winds: SE - 10.

Extended Forecast:

At the end of the week, we'll have some cold air wedged into place Friday. We'll have some late rain and showers after increasing clouds. This may initially start with a little wintry mix north and west. More light rain and showers continue into Saturday, ending for the later afternoon. Dry weather returns Sunday. Highs this weekend stay in the 50s.

RELATED: Snow is possible Wednesday morning in the DMV



Friday: Increasing cloudiness & cold. PM Rain and showers, brief mix north & west. Highs: Low to Mid 40s.
Saturday: Rain early, tapering to showers late. High: Mid 50s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and seasonable. Highs: Around 50.
Monday: Increasing clouds with PM rain. Highs: Mid 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with light rain. Highs: Mid 50s.

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