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What started out as snow Monday is expected to turn into an icy mess Tuesday morning across Cumberland County.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Monday for Cumberland County that runs through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The first part of that warning featured snow that started falling late Sunday night and eventually led most school districts to issue 2-hour delays Monday before eventually closing for the day. Forecasters said 2-3 inches fell across the county Monday morning with an expected 3-6 inches of snow Monday night, followed by freezing rain overnight into Tuesday morning.

The ABC27 forecast calls for freezing rain to develop just before sunrise Tuesday and it is expected to last until early afternoon before changing to rain. Before any changeover happens, several inches of snow will likely have fallen along with a glaze of ice on top, ABC27 Meteorologist Brett Thackara said. Tuesday morning travel is expected to be hazardous.

Travel likely won’t improve until after lunchtime Tuesday. Heavy rain is possible Tuesday evening and overnight before the storm exits early Wednesday.

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