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Winter Storm Warning: Major snowstorm headed for DC region

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WASHINGTON, DC - Winter isn't over yet, and the DC region is in for another major round of proof.  A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for the entire area, and some spots could see 10" of snow or more before Monday is out. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.  Freezing rain, sleet and snow are expected, and travel conditions will likely be impacted for the Monday morning commute. 

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Rain is already falling across the area, but as the temperatures drop tonight, it will change over to what will likely be a messy mix.  By Monday, snow is expected to be heavy, and some areas could see more than 12". 

FOX 5's Gwen Tolbart says the system is wide and vast, and rain will transition over to wintry weather, beginning with a mix later tonight.  The forecast is very temperature-driven, and as those temps drop, the transition will take place. 

Rain will become freezing rain and sleet, and eventually we'll see changeover to all snow.  Tolbart says the latest models indicate 4-8" of snow are possible in the D.C. corridor area and to the north, while 5-10" are possible to the south of D.C.  Isolated amounts of more than 10" are also possible in some spots. 

The system will leave behind cold, arctic air that will be with us for several days after the precipitation moves out.

Stay with FOX 5 and myfoxdc.com for updates as this weather system approaches our area.
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