Stunning cold temperatures have gripped the Washington, DC area, as neighborhoods to the north and west prepare for frosty rain and ice accumulation on Sunday morning.
For parts of Maryland, including Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties, and Virginia, including Clarke, Frederick and Loudoun counties, winter weather advisory is in place for early Sunday morning until noon. Here is a full list of weather warnings.
It will be very cold as the DC area digs out our biggest snow storm in years and the second snowstorm on Friday.
Saturday brings teen chills and temperatures that usually remain below freezing in the DC area.
It will also be dry, so you can prepare for potentially disruptive winter weather or heavy rain, depending on where you live.
By early Sunday, there is likely to be sleet in areas covered by the winter weather advisory, and ice accumulation could total about a tenth of an inch, according to the National Weather Service.
The ice can make travel difficult or dangerous.
“Everybody [traveling]Especially on the highways 270, 70, 95, 695 and 83, the weather should be carefully monitored on Sunday,” according to the NWS.
Closer to DC, expect rain from the north and west on Sunday morning, then continue into the afternoon and evening, Storm Team4 says.
Keep your winter gear handy next week.
Tuesday will bring an arctic blast of frigid air, and the peaks will only be in the upper 20s.
Temperatures will recover on Wednesday and the DC area will have highs into the 1940s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The next storm chance will come on Saturday.
Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest weather forecast. Download the NBC Washington app on iOS and Android to get severe weather warnings on your phone.
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