Wintry Mix Falls in DC Area; Some Schools Delayed, Closed


    A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain that began Sunday night is continuing into Monday morning, bringing with it some slick roads, as well as some school closings and delays.Icy and slick roads in the D.C. area are possible through the early-morning commute. By mid-morning, only rain is expected. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App Prince William County Public Schools and Manassas City Public Schools are closed Monday, and public schools in the following areas will open two hours late: D.C., Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County and Prince George’s County.See the full list of school closings and delays here. Police Investigate Social Media Threat Against Schools Federal offices in Washington, D.C., will open two hours late, the Office of Personnel Management said.Two Days of Wet and Wintry Weather Ahead Poll: Virginians Split Over Whether Northam Should Resign Wet snow, some sleet and plenty of rain are all expected over the next 48 hours.A winter weather advisory is in effect for the D.C. area until 10 a.m. Monday.For most of the D.C. metro area and points south, this will just be a cold rain with little accumulations of sleet or snow possible. For areas west of the Blue Ridge, in the Shenandoah Valley, eastern West Virginia and northern Maryland, this two-part storm will have a much larger impact with several chances to get slushy or icy accumulations.Temperatures are right on the line between rain and snow, so this forecast is extra tough, and the impacts could change dramatically over relatively short distances.In northern Maryland, expect the chance of 2-4 inches of snow, but most of the metro area will generally get 1 inch or less.Temperatures should get just far enough above freezing Monday to change nearly everything to rain.Another wave of precipitation will arrive late Monday night and Tuesday, when the rain will likely change back to snow for the northern parts of the region. Once again, northern Maryland is most likely to see winter weather, while most of the D.C. metro area is likely to stay just barely above freezing.School delays or cancellations will be likely again on Tuesday, especially north of DC. By Tuesday afternoon, this should be an all-rain event throughout the area, with temperatures getting close to 40 degrees.Photo Credit: Justin Finch, NBC4