WASHINGTON - The threat of freezing rain and ice has led to the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Weather Advisory Saturday morning for areas west of Washington D.C.
The advisory will go into effect from 3 a.m. to noon for portions of western and northern Maryland, northern and northwest Virginia and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.
"Freezing rain is expected to begin around dawn on Saturday morning," the National Weather Service said in their advisory. "Total ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch is expected, before the wintry precipitation turns to plain rain around noon Saturday. Greater accumulations up to two-tenths of an inch of ice can be expected west of Hagerstown along the Interstate 68 corridor, and the northern Shenandoah Valley Interstate 81 corridor, including Winchester VA and Martinsburg WV."
The areas covered in the Winter Weather Advisory include:
In West Virginia:
In addition, a Winter Storm Warning has been issued from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in extreme western Allegany County in Maryland and Western Mineral and Eastern Mineral counties in West
Drivers should take extra precaution while traveling on the roads Saturday morning as the freezing rain could result slippery surfaces, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses.
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