Weather advisories across DC region canceled before morning commute

WASHINGTON — A winter weather advisory throughout the D.C. region has been canceled and the commuting hazard statement is no longer in effect. Freezing temperatures will be around for the rest of the week, however.

Temperatures will be around the low to mid-30s for most of Wednesday before dropping in the evening, said Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell. Winds will also increase later in the day, putting wind chills in the teens at sunset. 

Temperatures are not expected to pass a high of 35 during the rest of the week.

Check out the WTOP Weather page for the latest weather forecast.

The winter weather advisory had been issued for counties in Maryland and Virginia, from 2 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday but was canceled earlier than expected.

The National Weather Service stated that possible snow — a 30 to 60 percent chance — could have led to an inch of accumulation on roads in the area, causing dangerous driving conditions, accidents and delays.

“The highest chances for snow will be near and north of Route 50 in Maryland and also near and north of Interstate 66 in Virginia,” stated the National Weather Service.

Virginia’s Department of Transportation said crews treated the roads overnight and continued to do so during the morning commute hours. Drivers will continue to see crews working to prepare major roads in Northern Virginia for potential winter weather later in the week.

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