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Weather Alert Issued for Prince George's County

Drivers are warned that travel will be dangerous tonight and Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and sleet which is in effect from 8 PM Tonight to 3 PM EST Thursday.  * Precipitation type heavy snow and sleet.  * Accumulations 4 to 8 inches.  * Timing snow will overspread th
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and sleet which is in effect from 8 PM Tonight to 3 PM EST Thursday. * Precipitation type heavy snow and sleet. * Accumulations 4 to 8 inches. * Timing snow will overspread th
From Prince George's County:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and sleet, which is in effect from 8 p.m. tonight to 3 p.m. EST Thursday.

Precipitation type: heavy snow and sleet.

Accumulations: 4 to 8 inches.

Timing

Snow will overspread the area from the south between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday evening. Snow will be heavy at times Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Snow is expected mix with sleet and rain late Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures in the mid 20s Wednesday night slowly rising  into the lower 30s Thursday afternoon.

Winds: northeast 5 to 15 mph Wednesday evening becoming north  and increasing to 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph late  Wednesday night and Thursday.

Impact: roads will become snow and sleet covered and slippery.

Travel will be dangerous Wednesday night and Thursday. Heavy wet  snow coupled with gusty winds could lead to some power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions.

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency.

If you must travel keep an extra flashlight food, water, in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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