Sunny but slushy Sunday with potential refreeze in DC area

The blizzard-like snowstorm might be over, but puddles and leftover snow could make for patches of ice on roads in the D.C. area on Sunday morning.

Besides the potential for a refreeze, the weather will be mostly sunny and dry but cold.

The good news, those high winds that caused outages Saturday also helped to dry out the roads to prevent widespread black ice. WTOP Traffic reported that most major roads were safe to drive on by 8:30 a.m., with some side streets and low-lying areas still slick.

Bottom line — if it looks wet, than it’s icy.

The breeze will make it feel a whole lot colder too, so grab that scarf. Wind chills were in the single digits in areas North and West of D.C. Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service’s Wind Advisory ended at 1 a.m. Sunday morning for the entire WTOP listening area. But it’ll be windy Sunday with gusts 10 to 20 mph and bitterly cold. Highs will near 50, which is around the average for mid-March.

The core of the arctic air mass will settle over the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, leading to a mostly sunny and cold day with highs in the lower 40s.

WTOP Traffic said elevated roadway and shoulders could be icy and asked drivers to use caution and watch for black ice.

“Hang onto that steering wheel nice and tight,” WTOP Traffic’s Carlos Ramirez said.

And remember, Sunday’s the first day on Daylight Saving Time. So sunset will be later Sunday evening around 7:13 p.m. Enjoy that extra hour of sunshine.

Looking forward, Monday will be also be sunny, but much warmer with temperatures nearing 60.


SUNDAY: Turning mostly sunny. Increasing PM wind. Winds 10 to 20 mph. Milder. Highs mid 50s.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Wind is 4 to 8 mph. Temperatures in the 20s (Burbs) middle 30s (Downtown). 

MONDAY: Partly sunny. Milder. Highs near 60.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. High mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY: Clouds increase. Potential for rain at night. Mild. Highs upper 60s. 

Current conditions:


WTOP’s Joshua Barlow contributed to this report.

Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

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