The D.C. metro area is bracing for more snow, just hours after ice from a storm Sunday night and Monday morning began to thaw. And the mix could lead to a tough commute Tuesday morning.
Slush and water still on the roads will freeze overnight, said Storm Team4 Meteorologist Doug Kammerer, and then snow is expected to move in quickly starting about 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Snow may fall quickly in parts of the metro area, from about 1 to 2 inches per hour. The heaviest snow will fall between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., just as most commuters are on the road.
"It will be a quick event, but it could have a large impact," Kammerer said.
Total snowfall will depend on where you are, but as much as 2 to 5 inches could fall through the D.C. area.
A winter storm watch is in effect for the D.C. area through Tuesday afternoon.
The second wave of snow follows a storm overnight Sunday that closed many major school districts and ended with waves of ice that brought down power lines and trees in the area.
By 5 p.m., there were still power outages in D.C. and more than 50,000 people without power in Northern Virginia, especially in Fairfax.
The storm canceled more than 2,500 flights Sunday and delayed thousands more, according to estimates from the website Flightaware.com. More than 1,000 of Monday's flights were already canceled, the greatest share from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Air passengers in the Washington-area experienced increasing delays at both Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports.
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