NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for MoCo on Monday and Tuesday

winter weather walk with dog for slider 450 x 280The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County, that is effective from 1 a.m. on Monday to 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to the advisory, residents should prepare for snow, sleet and freezing rain. There could be three to five inches of snow and sleet, and one-tenth of an inch of ice from freezing rain.

Snow will begin between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Monday morning. Snow is expected to change to sleet and freezing rain on Monday afternoon. The precipitation will gradually change to rain late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Winds will blow from the southeast around 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will be in the teens rising to the upper 20s to lower 30s Monday into Monday night. Temperatures will rise into the mid and upper 40s on Tuesday.

Travel will be difficult as the snow and ice may cause slippery roads and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.

Montgomery County has activated its depots at midnight. Troopers are asking motorists to plan ahead and use caution.

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