Up to one-quarter inch of ice is possible.
Frederick County Highway officials are gearing up for what-ever mother nature intends to drop on our area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery and Howard Counties in Maryland, and Loudon County Virginia, as well as the Martinsburg and Charles Town area in West Virginia.
"We are monitoring it at our office. Right now appears that the first sign of wet snow should start around 11:00 p.m. tonight. What will do is monitor that and bring crews in as needed," said Bill Rhoutzahn, Superintendent of Frederick County Highway Operations.
Roads in the northern parts of the county were treated earlier this week, he said. "We had to go out and treat roads Monday night and Tuesday morning in Myersville, Sabillisville, west of Thurmont, Jefferson , Gaplan Mountains, and Braddock Heights," continued Rhoutzahn.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet and ice accumulations. Weather officials say the area could get up to one-quarter inch of ice.