This morning brings with it the same wintry mix and icy conditions as Monday, though this time around it’s expected to give way to heavy rains later in the day.
The week began with sleet, freezing rain and snow around the D.C. area, resulting in school closings and delays as well as messy morning traffic on Monday. Tuesday will begin with more misery, but the worst of it will be confined to parts north and west of the District. Here’s what you need to know.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for D.C. and parts of Maryland and Virginia from 7 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday, with areas to the north and west of the capital most at risk for snarled rush hour traffic from icy conditions.
Although forecasters had scaled back a Winter Weather Advisory on Saturday morning, some parts of the WTOP listening area could still see a period of freezing rain and sleet. Here’s what to expect.
D.C.’s first snowfall has created conditions that are cold, wet and dangerous for many commuters. It isn’t just snow either. There’s also sleet and freezing rain to contend with. See photos.
Freezing rain hit the D.C. area early Saturday morning, resulting in closures, event cancellations and dangerous conditions on the roads.
Heavy, wet snow slowed Monday morning\’s commute,
shut down schools not on spring break and left
thousands without electricity.
Temperatures continued to stay above freezing
Monday afternoon and highs are expected to reach
into the 40s, but the warmer weather won\’t be
The storm made driving during the morning dangerous, but the roads began to clear up by late in the morning, with just side streets to worry about. However, overnight temperatures could cause a refreeze in the morning.
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