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Sloppy commute as wet snow falls

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect north of D.C. Some areas are seeing a mix of rain and snow. The forecast calls for a coating to a couple of inches, depending on where you are. A number of school systems are either opening late or are closed. Check the closings page.

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