Winter Storm Warning In Effect 1am to 7pm Wednesday With Heavy Snow and Ice

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect 1am through 7pm Wednesday across the Maryland, Northern Virginia and West Virginia areas for heavy mixed precipitation that will make driving hazardous throughout the day on Wednesday.

Although the Warning goes into effect at 1am, snow likely won't reach the DC or Baltimore metro areas until the early morning hours around 5am. The heaviest of the snow will fall between 7am and 12pm, dropping between 4 and 8 inches across the region. Points to the South and East will see less snow as the temps rise above freezing in the early afternoon Wednesday. Areas North and West of the metro region will stay colder longer and see more snow and freezing rain.

Snow could begin as early as 10pm Tuesday night in the far western suburbs of Northern Virginia and West Virginia. It's expected that many schools will delay or close entirely for the day Wednesday. Follow our links below for the very latest list. Visit this page for the latest updates on the storm.

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The NWS is also forecasting a significant amount of icing during this storm. This may be a more significant factor than the snow as the precip mixes in the midday hours of Wednesday. The storm should be completely out of the area by Wednesday night.