12/15 Winter Weather Alert

Significant Icing likely for some. I-95 areas should be spared the worst

Cold air has really stuck well in many areas. Anyone east of the Mountains and in the Mountain valleys up to about 25 miles west of  I-95 from Baltimore to Fredericksburg and then 25 miles west of a line from Fredericksburg to Danville should see a significant Ice storm! Ice accrual will be .25 to .5?, which will be substantial enough for power outages and definitely driving problems. About 25 miles either side of that same line could see .15 to .20? of accrual. This will be hazardous as well, but also will be limited by a turnover to rain later today or this evening.
The Mountains from Hot Springs area northward should see a 3-6? snow with mixing of sleet a freezing rain as well. That snow will help offset some of the worst issues with the ice.
For many areas in the Southwestern Part of the state, the precipitation has already begun.
I expect the Northern areas will see precipitation by noon.
Precip will start as snow for most, and then mix over quickly to sleet and then Freezing rain.
Be Careful!
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