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DC area seeing freezing rain, expected to turn to a drizzle in hours


WASHINGTON — Residents of the Washington metropolitan region are seeing freezing rain, but it should turn to drizzle in the evening hours.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Elliott says sleet and snow changed to freezing rain in the region mid-morning Sunday. Elliott says roads seem to be mostly fine, though ice is accumulating on elevated surfaces, including bridges. Elliott says the heaviest of the freezing rain should be done by early evening, when it's expected to turn into a drizzle.

He says most of the metropolitan area is expected to get a quarter of an inch of ice.

Elliott says it should be dry for the morning commute, but freezing temperatures will remain.

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