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Sleet, Freezing Rain Possible For Tuesday

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 2/3/2014, 9:28pm  ET

Another day, another threat of wintry weather for the D.C. region.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Montgomery County and much of the area for Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon.

The NWS says some sleet and freezing rain is possible:

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN

* ACCUMULATIONS…A COATING TO ONE INCH OF SLEET ACCUMULATION. POTENTIAL FOR A QUARTER INCH OR MORE OF ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING RAIN.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BEGIN TUESDAY EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL FREEZING RAIN LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND IT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION WILL END WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES…UPPER 20S TUESDAY EVENING RISING INTO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 30S LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY FROM ICE. TRAVEL MAY BE DANGEROUS DURING THIS TIME.