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Wednesday Morning Promises to Be an Icy Messy Wake-Up

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Germantown area and all of Montgomery County for tomorrow morning. The Advisory will go into effect at 3:00 am Wednesday morning and last until 10:00 am.

The NWS said, “Mixed precipitation expected. Total wet snow accumulations of up to half inch and ice accumulations of a trace to less than one tenth of an inch are expected.”

“A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1,” according to the NWS.

“The ice will result in difficult travel conditions,” said the advisory, “including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.”

Germantown Pulse’s weather partner MoCo Snow put out a Pencil Prediction last evening regarding the potential for delays or closings on Wednesday morning. “It looks like there will be a period of frozen precipitation coming our way on Wednesday morning. It could be a mix of sleet and freezing rain, but this is the most dangerous type of precipitation. It’ll eventually change to all rain later in the morning… There won’t be a lot coming our way (the theme of this winter), but a perfectly timed burst of icy precip is all it takes to make the morning commute a mess,” said MoCo Snow.

In an updated report this morning, MoCo Snow said, “the northern fourth of the county could have over .1" of an inch. Any ice could cause problems, but when you see it start to get to .1" you have to worry a bit.”

MoCoSnow’s full post on this evening’s storm and a prediction as to if a delay or full closure of school might be in play are available at MoCoSnow.com.