A wintry mix will develop between 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. across the area, likely in the form of light freezing drizzle and sleet, mixed with some snow early.
A second batch of precipitation will move into the area late morning into early afternoon and will likely still fall as frozen precipitation across the Central and Northern Valley, Northern Piedmont, Eastern West Virginia Panhandle, and Central and Western Maryland.
Due to colder temperatures moving into the area overnight, this will allow the ground and elevated surfaces to cool near or below freezing. Main highways should be fine (since they arep pre-treated,) however, a few slick spots can’t be ruled out.
The potential is there for locally higher amounts near two tenths of an inch of freeing rain across the Central Shenandoah Valley, Highlands and Allegheny Front, and Northern Virginia (WEST of I-95.)
Snow and sleet accumulation amounts will likely remain under 1 inch, with the best chance across the Central and Northern Valley and Piedmont areas, stretching into Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Western and Central Maryland.
Roads and elevated surfaces will improve across the New River and Roanoke Valley by late morning into early afternoon. However, we still expect slick conditions to continue across Northern Virginia and the Highlands through at least mid to late Saturday afternoon.
Across D.C. and Fredericksburg, some freezing rain, snow, and sleet, then changing over to all rain by 1:00 p.m. Saturday, with light accumulations possible (mainly a trace to half inch of snow/sleet and a trace of freezing rain possible.)