Wintry mix, ice and cold temps for the weekend

A major winter storm forecast to drop lots of snow in the Northeast this weekend also brings threats of ice and power loss to portions of Maryland and Virginia.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings into Sunday for western Maryland and northern Shenandoah region of Virginia.

FOX 5's Gwen Tolbart says extreme Western Allegany County is under the winter storm warning.

Forecasters say far western Maryland could see 3 to 5 inches of snow and ice that make travel treacherous and cause power outages.

Areas between I-81 and I-70 started to see some snow on Saturday evening -- including Hagerstown, Martinsburg, Frederick, and Carroll County.

Gwen Tolbart says a wintry mix can be expected in Winchester and just North of I-270.

Areas around Baltimore and the central Virginia mountains were under winter weather advisories through Saturday night, with snow, sleet and rain on tap before precipitation changes all to rain.

Winds should increase and temperatures plummet Sunday across the Mid-Atlantic region, where some Monday morning readings could reach single digits and wind chill factors fall below zero.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.