Sleet, rain threaten the DC region on Thursday

We're keeping a close eye on the forecast in the D.C. area tonight as the region could be hit with its first taste of winter Thursday morning.

A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain is expected to impact people during their commute - and some school districts have already announced closures and delays.

The temperature early tomorrow morning will be well below average for this time of year - some spots will drift toward 32 degrees.

In the District, we'll see chilly temperatures between 35 and 37 degrees, and when precipitation that comes in could stick to sidewalks in the form of snow as early as 5 a.m. By late morning, the precipitation will have shifted to soaking rain.

In the northwest suburbs, residents may see an inch or two of snow on the grass before it shifts to rain in the afternoon, washing it all away; while flood watches will be posted down south.

Everything should taper off around 10 p.m. Thursday night.