Wintry mix hits DC region causing traffic mess, school delays; another round possible Tuesday AM

The D.C. region woke up to a wintry mess that caused slippery traffic conditions, school delays and even a few closings Monday morning. The timing of the weather system could not have been worse as it moved into the area during the overnight hours just in time for the morning rush.

It will be a wet day Monday for much of the Washington, D.C. metro area. FOX 5's Mike Thomas says we'll see the wintry mix transition to all rain later this afternoon. Cold air moving into the region later Monday night could cause some of the areas to the north and west of D.C. to see more of a snow/ mix during the evening and overnight hours.

After a messy mix later tonight and into the overnight, the system should transition to all rain by Tuesday morning. Thomas say this system is bringing more of a mix to the area and is not expected to be a big snow maker. The main concern, Thomas says, if the possibility of freezing rain and ice on the roadways during your commute to and home from work.

After a wet Monday and Tuesday expect sun and warmer temperature to enter the region. Sunshine is expected for Valentine's Day on Thursday.

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