The cold air that was here in the D.C. area all weekend is now retreating, but as it does, a sloppy wintry mix is affecting the region.
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. Monday for areas north and west of D.C. The area under the advisory includes Montgomery and all of northern Maryland, as well as Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun and Fauquier counties in Virginia and into Martinsburg, West Virginia. These areas could get as much as 3 inches of snow. See all weather alerts here.
Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland and Shenandoah County Public Schools in Virginia are holding all-virtual learning Monday. See all school closings here.
Storm Team4 has declared a Weather Alert through the mid-afternoon hours. Most main roads are just wet, but slush and ice are on side roads, especially north and west of D.C.
This wintry mix will end between 3 and 5 p.m. Some heavy rain is possible east of Interstate 95 before this system pushes out of the area.
Skies will begin to clear later Monday. Some locations will have overnight lows below freezing, so some icy patches are possible Tuesday morning, but this should not be a big concern. Most roads will have time to dry before temperatures drop to below freezing.
Warmer Weather Is Ahead
High pressure from down south will move into the region Tuesday, leading to some of the best weather in a while.
Increasing sunshine and near 50° on Tuesday will feel nice. Abundant sunshine and near 60° on Wednesday will feel even better. Thursday and Friday look to stay dry, but with temperatures generally in the 40s. Another storm will arrive for the weekend, but temps should be mild enough for it to be just rain.