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Posted at 1:10 AM ET, 01/22/2010

Update: Mix of precipitation continues

By Jason Samenow

* Winter Weather Advisory N&W of D.C. except Fairfax Co. (map) *
* D.C. region's highway crews ready for storm: Get There *
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After a brief period of sleet at the storm's onset, precipitation mostly changed over to rain south and east of Loudoun county (with some sleet still mixing in spots). In Loudoun County and to the north and west, a wintry mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow continues. This rain/mix line should hold for most of the overnight hours, though areas getting rain may see sleet mix in particularly during periods when the precipitation intensity picks up.

Towards sunrise and during the daylight hours, some colder air may filter in aloft, allowing more sleet and/or snow to mix back in gradually from northwest to southeast. Precipitation should come to an end around early afternoon.

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Refer to Ian's PM Update for additional details and storm impact scales (including SchoolCast)...

By Jason Samenow  | January 22, 2010; 1:10 AM ET
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Thankfully downtown DC has ended sleet-mix onset of precip, and is back to just rain. It wasn't pleasant.

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | January 21, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Does the SchoolCast still hold? My kids are hoping for a two hour delay in Fairfax County.

Posted by: siestador | January 21, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

I, personally, continue to believe that 90%+ of this event will be plain rain in downtown DC (quite possibly even close-in NW suburbs) and points south and east with no accumulation... Sorry, folks.

Posted by: Josh-CapitalWeatherGang | January 21, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

This event should end soon, no snow or ice accum.. All schools will b on time.

Posted by: VaTechBob | January 21, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

How lovely, the batch of the storm missed us to the SE. What fun *Note sarcasm*. I wonder if the pocket over WV will make it to us intact, or if it will dissipate beforehand. What a bummer regardless. We began as sleet bouncing all over the sidewalks around 2100 HRS EST here in Reston, VA, and it actually covered some yard areas, and I crunched on it as I walked. Now it seems to be all rain though. We're only 1 Degree above freezing right now, but even the ice on my car turned into nothing but water since the initial ice hit us.

Posted by: TheAnalyst | January 22, 2010 1:55 AM | Report abuse

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