Still not certain what form precipitation will take, but it's looking like Friday could be messy. The article mentions that West Virginia could get a lot of snow, with areas north of D.C. getting at least four inches. But precipitation could bounce between rain, sleet, freezing rain, snow, etc. -- the usual uncertainty for this area.
FAYETTE PA-GARRETT MD-INDIANA PA-PRESTON WV-TUCKER WV-
351 AM EST THU DEC 4 2003
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY
THERE CAN BE AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF SNOWFALL ACROSS THE AREA INTO
SATURDAY. THERE CAN ALSO BE A PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN LATE TONIGHT
AND FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS MAY
GO OVER 8 INCHES. ICE ACCUMULATIONS MAY GO OVER A QUARTER INCH.
MAKE PREPARATIONS TODAY FOR THIS POSSIBLE WINTER STORM...AS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT...FRIDAY...AND SATURDAY CAN BECOME HAZARDOUS.
POWER OUTAGES MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE FROM THE ACCUMULATION OF SNOW AND
ICE. LISTEN FOR UPDATES.