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Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 944 PM EST Fri Jan 12 2018 MDZ003>006-502-503-505-507-VAZ025>031-504-505-507-508-WVZ050>053- 055-502-504-506-130845- Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore- Central and Eastern Allegany-Northwest Montgomery- Northwest Howard-Northwest Harford-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah- Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Eastern Highland-Western Loudoun- Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge- Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Eastern Grant- Eastern Mineral-Eastern Pendleton- Including the cities of Hagerstown, Frederick, Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Cumberland, Germantown, Damascus, Lisbon, Jarrettsville, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Monterey, Purcellville, Big Meadows, Wintergreen, Romney, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Moorefield, Petersburg, Antioch, Keyser, New Creek, Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville, Fort Ashby, Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle, and Sugar Grove 944 PM EST Fri Jan 12 2018 ...RAIN CHANGING TO SLEET AND SNOW OVERNIGHT... A strong cold front will usher in much colder air across the region later tonight. Before precipitation ends, rain is expected to change to sleet and snow northwest of the Interstate 81 corridor, and may do so as far southeast as the northern and western suburbs of Baltimore and Washington. While road temperatures are currently warm, gusty winds and rapidly falling temperatures could cause a flash freeze on untreated surfaces, especially in locations where precipitation lingers after the temperatures have fallen below freezing. Accumulations on non- paved surfaces will be light, ranging from an inch or two across eastern Allegany, eastern Grant and eastern Mineral counties down to just a light coating along the I-81 corridor. Little or no accumulation is expected close to Baltimore and Washington. Overnight and early Saturday morning motorists should monitor road conditions closely and exercise caution if sleet and snow begin falling.