Breaking: High Impact Snow and Ice Storm Headed for DC Area

The National Weather Service will likely issue Winter Storm Watches today for the entire Washington Region for significant snow and ice depending upon your exact location Wednesday night through Friday morning.

I give this event a snow plow rating of disruptive as I expect snow-covered roadways on Thursday morning with temperatures in the middle to upper 20s.

Snow will begin to mix with and change over to Sleet and Freezing Rain before transitioning to an Ice Storm with Freezing Rain likely across much of the region, mainly east of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Ice amounts could be crippling with over a quarter-inch of ice accretion from Freezing Rain causing scattered to widespread power outages along and east of the Interstate 95 corridor and nearly impossible travel. 

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