Sunday's slush turns to Monday's ice
WASHINGTON -- Drivers should be cautious on area roadways Monday morning after sub-freezing temperatures turned many wet roads into ice.
Bridges, overpasses, secondary roads, on- and off-ramps, sidewalks and parking lots may be some of the areas most prone to icy conditions.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The colder weather will arrive courtesy of a cold front that will surge through the area into early Monday morning. A separate weather disturbance will traverse the area toward dawn, and that may ignite a snow shower or flurry, although we do not anticipate an accumulation.
On Monday, clouds will give way to sunshine but northwesterly winds will increase and create a blustery and colder day. Highs will struggle to reach 30 degrees, and the gusty winds will make it feel like it’s in the teens, despite the efforts of afternoon sunshine.
As high pressure -- the source of the arctic air mass -- settles in Monday night, winds will diminish but it will be frigid. Lows will range from the single digits in suburbs to the teens in D.C.
Tuesday will be a sun-filled and unseasonably cold day with highs only in the lower 30s. The good news is that it will feel better without the gusty winds Tuesday.
Wednesday will be milder ahead of our next cold front as temperatures should eclipse 40 degrees, aided by some sunshine. However, the aforementioned cold front will swing through the area during the day, accompanied by some clouds with another blast of colder air to follow.
Get the full forecast on WTOP's weather page.
CLOSINGS AND DELAYS:
A number of school systems have announced delayed openings for Monday.
Get the full list of closings and delays on WTOP.com.