Potential for wintry mix later this week

Could a wintry mix be on the way for the D.C. region later this week?

The FOX 5 Weather Team says a storm system combined with a cold front could result in a mix of freezing rain, sleet and possible light snow on Thursday and Friday.

According to FOX 5's Sue Palka, the jet stream will bring in the cold weather to our region on Wednesday.

"That's when we're only talking 40s on the backside coming around an arctic high pressure that will be building on in, and it keeps us dry and cold on Wednesday with only 30s and 40s for highs," she said. "Kind of a taste of December here."

There is a possibility that freezing rain could happen in higher elevations to the west of our region on Thursday morning if rain arrives while temperatures are still near 32 degrees.

"If it does, we might have some icing or a little bit of sleet on Thursday morning in our northern and western suburbs," said Palka.

On Friday morning, it could end up as snow showers, especially west of D.C. Some models are showing possible snow accumulations in some spots in western Maryland.

"We're very early, but we want to give you an idea what we're watching, especially in the Thursday and Friday timeframe," Palka said.

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