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Warning issued for wintry mess expected Wednesday

A winter storm warning has been issued for the WTOP listening area. Clouds thicken Tuesday night and the first flakes of snow are likely to arrive around daybreak Wednesday. This storm will start out as snow. The immediate D.C. area will see 2 to 5 inches of snow, while areas to the north and west could see up to 7 to 8 inches, according to Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts. Milder air will then move in and the region will see a mix of sleet, freezing rain and rain. Look for that to happen Wednesday afternoon.

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