Winter Weather Advisory Extended for Northwest MoCo

The Winter Weather Advisory issued early this morning remains in effect from 7pm tonight, but it was recently extended until 10am for Northwest MoCo.

The featured photo shows the latest map from the National Weather Service, which hasn’t been updated since 3:51am this morning.

Below you’ll see what the advisory consists of for Northwest MoCo, per the National Weather Service:

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Ice accumulations of
around one tenth of an inch, with locally two tenths of an
inch in the higher elevations. Snow and sleet accumulations
less than a half inch are also possible.

* WHERE…Portions of central, north central and northern
Maryland, northern and northwest Virginia and eastern and
panhandle West Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 10 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Light mixed precipitation will occur at times today, but a prolonged period of freezing rain will lead to greater impacts tonight into Friday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

There are slight differences for Central/SE MoCo, with a little less icing/precipitation expected. That advisory can be seen below:

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Sleet accumulations less than half an inch.

* WHERE…Portions of central, northeast and northern Maryland and northern and northwest Virginia.

* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 7 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Light mixed precipitation may occur at times today, but the greater risk for hazardous travel will come from freezing rain tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

We will continue to update throughout the day with a Pencil Prediction coming tonight.

 

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