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Storm Team4 forecast: Weather alert for wintry mix of snow, rain on Saturday

Here's the forecast, latest weather, storm timing and radar for D.C., Maryland and Virginia

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4 things to know about the weather:

  1. WEATHER ALERT: Wintry Weather to Rain in the Metro
  2. WEATHER ALERT: Wintry Weather all day NW Suburbs
  3. Rain ends into the early evening
  4. Dry and brighter Sunday

A winter storm watch has been issued for areas along and west of the Blue Ridge, including the I-81 corridor, in advance of Saturday's snow chance. The D.C. metro area and I-95 corridor are NOT included.

Saturday will be a cold, wet, messy day no matter where in the DMV you live or travel.

Precipitation, mostly snow, began around daybreak Saturday. Even the D.C. metro could get a coating of snow before changing to moderate to heavy rain.

Our northwestern suburbs, from Warrenton to Dulles, Leesburg, Gaithersburg and Columbia, could get 2"-3" inches of snow before rain starts to dominate.

Some slushy roads will be possible from late morning onward.

The main area of concern will be in the Shenandoah Valley where 3 to 6 inches of snow will be possible in addition to periods of sleet, freezing rain and rain. Travel along I-81 could be quite difficult at times all day Saturday.

The rain and snow will taper off by sunrise on Sunday and temperatures Sunday afternoon should be above freezing for the entire area. Roads should be mainly dry by sundown on Sunday.

Weather radar:

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Most areas will be below freezing on Monday morning, so any run-off could re-freeze and lead to some travel and school delays.

Monday will be dry ahead of another heavy rain storm on Tuesday. That storm will be all rain from start to finish for our entire area.

Stay with NBC Washington for frequent updates.

10-Day Forecast:


Snow to Mix to Rain | All frozen precip NW of D.C.
HIGHS: Near 40F

Mostly Cloudy
Temps: 30s Area Wide

Partly Sunny
HIGHS: Upper 40s

Increasing Clouds
HIGHS: Middle 40s

Rain | Windy
HIGHS: Middle 50s

Sunrise: 7:27 a.m. | Sunset: 5:01 p.m.
Average High: 45° | Average Low: 31°

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