A week after tornadoes killed 23 people in Alabama, four twisters touched down in parts of Arkansas and Louisana Saturday, as severe weather continues to sweep across the country.
A mix of rain and snow fell on the D.C. area Friday afternoon and evening but the storm is winding down. As temperatures drop overnight, black ice and icy spots are possible. Here’s what you need to know.
What is hopefully winter’s last hurrah fell Friday as a wintry mix on the D.C. area. See photos of the snowy scenes.
“Nice” may be a relative term for Thursday’s weather after Wednesday’s nasty wind and cold air but at least you won’t have to hold on to your hat as you walk through the Washington region now that the chilly gusts are blowing out. Still, don’t forget to pack your Thermos of hot coffee: Snow and rain are primed to plague Friday and temperatures won’t get anywhere near 50 until Saturday.
Survey teams for the National Weather Service found evidence of the twisters in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
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Dozens remain missing after the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years.
The temperature in Chicago fell to minus 3 degrees on Monday as much of the Midwest is experiencing its coldest March in decades.
The tornado that ripped through Lee County, Alabama, carried 170 mph winds, nearly a mile-wide track and ground along for 65 miles, killing 23 people and leaving the small county bordering Georgia in tatters.
The most recent death took place over the weekend when a man, who has not been identified, was found Monday after being reported missing.
Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed several, including children.
“The devastation is incredible,” said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.
Look for it to turn very breezy Monday, with more cold weather expected. “Temperatures for the first full week of March will be running about 15 to 20 degrees colder than average,” said Chuck Bell, a Storm Team 4 meteorologist.
Frederick County and areas in Maryland closer to the Pennsylvania border are areas that may still see some accumulations, said NBC Washington meteorologist Somara Theodore. Locations closer to the District may still see some rain and possibly sleet going into the overnight hours.
A storm that dropped several inches of snow to parts of the Midwest over the weekend was heading toward the Northeast, where it could disrupt Monday morning commutes.
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