Storm winds down, but expect more delays on Friday morning
WASHINGTON - A storm system that began as a wintry mix of snow and sleet this morning before transitioning to rain is winding down today, although some rain may persist overnight.
FOX 5's Sue Palka says we should expect a few more delays and maybe even closures on Friday, however.
A number of districts had already announced delays for Friday - including Fairfrax, Prince William, Loudoun, and Fauquier county schools. Click here to see more closings.
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Snow bursts and sleet fell through the morning hours on Thursday, but much of the precipitation changed to rain in the afternoon as temperatures rose in the D.C. area.
In higher elevations, where temperatures remained cold, some snow accumulations may persist; and FOX 5 meteorologists caution that a second snowburst might arrive overnight as freezing temperatures are likely to return to some areas.
A Winter Advisory and a Winter Storm Warning are in place until Friday morning for most of the area.
On Thursday, the biggest impact was to the north and west of D.C. - where some people saw three inches of snow.
Friday morning, we should see the sun return - but a refreeze overnight will mean ice on untreated surfaces.
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