Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Thursday Night Could Bring Slippery Commutes

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there may be light, patchy rain today with heavier precipitation starting around 10 p.m. tonight. Due to the low temperatures, the precipitation may include rain, freezing rain, and sleet.

Drivers may experience slippery road conditions impacting the Thursday evening and Friday morning commutes. Residents are encouraged to drive at slower speeds, leave plenty of space between cars and use caution on driveways, sidewalks and steps to prevent injuries.

These weather conditions will primarily affect northern and central Maryland, and northern and northwest Virginia.

NWS expects a mixture of rain, sleet and freezing rain. Predictions are for less than half an inch of sleet accumulation and up to one tenth of an inch of ice. Heavier ice and sleet is predicted for areas north and west of the county.

County Issues Hypothermia Alert

The county has issued a hyp0thermia alert from 11 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday. Temperatures will be at or below 32 degrees. County officials advise residents to wear layers of clothing when outside and take precautions when spending extended time outdoors. Information about cold weather and the signs of hypothermia is available on the county’s website.

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