2 storm systems could bring snow, rain, wintry mix to our area this week and again over weekend

A chilly and dry Wednesday as we keep an eye on two potential weather systems that could impact the D.C. region late Thursday night and then again once we're into the weekend.

FOX 5's Mike Thomas says we can expect some afternoon clouds with temperatures in the 40s Wednesday which will help with melting off more of last weekend's snow and ice. Even with the melting, watch out for slippery areas along sidewalks and roadways that may not have completely thawed.

The first storm system of the week looks like it will reach our area after dark on Thursday and remain a presence into the pre-dawn hours Friday. The timing of the system could bring traffic problems and schools delays -- particularly to areas north and west of the D.C. metro area.

Once that first system moves out of our area sometime Friday morning, Thomas says a second system looks like it will continue to move our direction bringing with it a wintry mess. He says the second system looks like it will reach us Saturday afternoon dropping a wintry mix on the region before transitioning to all rain for the rest of the evening. After a mostly rainy Sunday morning and afternoon, he said the storm system could bring another round of wintry precipitation as it moves away to the north later into the night.

After the system moves out Sunday night, be prepared for bitter cold temperatures on Monday. Sub-zero wind chills are expected to last for much of the day Monday and well into the evening.

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