The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The following communities fall under the advisory: Loudoun, Leesburg, Orange, Culpeper, Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fauquier, Warrenton, Charlottesville, and Albemarle; in Maryland Frederick, Carroll, Northern Baltimore and Howard counties. The Interstate 81 corridor and portions of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia are also under the advisory.
Expect a brief period of snow and sleet late Monday and early Tuesday. The snow will then change to freezing rain by mid-morning Tuesday and continue through early Tuesday afternoon. The snow and freezing rain will create slippery road conditions.
Up to 1 inch of snow and sleet could accumulate by early Tuesday morning.
Temperatures will be in the upper 20s Monday night and will reach the mid 30s by Tuesday afternoon.
What to expect Tuesday evening into Wednesday
ABC7's Lauryn Ricketts says the rain will continue all day Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday. Up to 2.5 inches of rain could fall in some areas and flooding will also be a concern. Wednesday will be a windy day and some light snow, possibly a dusting, could fall late in the afternoon or early evening Wednesday.
Thanksgiving Day is expected to be beautiful but chilly. Highs will be in the upper 30s.
VDOT is pretreating roads in Northern Virginia today to prepare for freezing rain forecast for the Tuesday morning rush hour.
Trucks will stage beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday to continue treating the roads.
DDOT will not reverse lanes on Thanksgiving Day and parking will not be enforced for meters, residential parking or rush hour lane violations. Parking enforcement will resume Friday however.