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PM Update: A chilly rain through midday Wednesday

* Winter weather advisory in N. Fauquier, Loudoun and Frederick counties (map) thru 9 a.m. for elevations above 700 feet *

Tired of the gray skies and damp conditions? Hold out another 24 hours and then the weather gradually improves. In the meantime, we deal with a healthy amount of rainfall, with maybe a bit of iciness at high elevations well to our west.

Through Tonight: Rain is likely overnight and may be moderate at times. A half inch or so of rain may fall. Lows generally range from 35-40, except 31-35 in outlying areas generally north and west of Frederick and Leesburg. A winter weather advisory is in effect through 9 a.m. Wednesday for freezing rain and sleet in northern Fauquier, Loudoun and Frederick counties for elevations above 700 feet, and in locations to the west.

Wednesday: Skies are cloudy with rain likely through around noon. We might pick up another 0.1” or so of rain before it ends. Skies brighten a bit during the afternoon, but it should remain mostly cloudy. Highs are mostly in the low 40s. Light winds become out of the west in the afternoon at 5-10 mph.

See Matt Rogers’ forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

South and Tennessee Valley ice storm: The storm producing rain locally has produced a swath of ice from the Tennessee Valley into Dixie. An ice storm warning is in effect in Nashville through 8 a.m. Wednesday and freezing rain has downed power lines in Monroe, LA and Greenville, MS. Winter weather advisories, and winter storm and ice storm warnings (map) extend from eastern Texas into central New England where the ice will gradually transition to snow.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.


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