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Wintry mix coming

A winter system moving in could bring sleet and freezing rain. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the entire WTOP listening area until 10 p.m. Some school systems are canceling afternoon and evening activities. Get the latest in the WTOP weather blog.

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