Snow, Sans Rush Hour Angst

Not expected to stick on roadways

Much of the region was greeted by snow flurries mid-day Monday, but the snow didn't have much affect on the evening rush hour.

Feel free to enjoy the view without (much) stress. Some roads became slightly congested because the surfaces were wet -- but the snow wasn't sticking on pavement.

However, the region did see light to moderate accumulation on grassy surfaces, Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer reported. Since pavement temperatures were in the low 40s, the snow didn't stick on main roadways.

But evening commuters were warned to be careful on secondary roads and pay attention to the shoulders because of slippery conditions.

At around 4:30 p.m., the Dulles area experienced heavy snow with half-mile visibility. When driving through an area with poor visibility, exercise caution.

The snow wrapped up around 7 or 8 p.m. after six-tenths of an inch accumulated at Reagan National Airport -- the most at the airport this season.

Temperatures overnight should be in the upper 20s, which could cause icing of wet roadways. High temperatures in the low 50s are expected Tuesday before a storm Wednesday could bring 1-2 inches of rain.

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