The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang headline says it all: "Threat of wintry mess Sunday grows."
Here's the timeline, according to the Capital Weather Gang:
Sunday, 4-8 a.m.: Ice or snow (the National Weather Service says there is a 40 percent chance of freezing rain after midnight Saturday)
Sunday, after 8 a.m. into early afternoon: Icing could continue in western suburbs; rain east of I-95
The Weather Gang's Jason Samenow says ice is a threat Sunday for areas along and west of Manassas to Fairfax. The high Sunday is expected to be 36 degrees.
Sunday morning, chances for more than 1 inch of snow: 40 percent for Western suburbs, and for more than 4 inches of snow: a 15 percent chance for Western suburbs, Samenow notes.
According to the National Weather Service, Reston can expect "freezing rain and sleet before 9 p.m., then freezing rain between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m., then rain or freezing rain after 1 a.m. with a low of around 31 [degrees Fahrenheit]. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible."
By Monday, temperatures swing back up to 51 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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