In a mostly snowless winter, even a little snow is exciting. About a dusting to 1” fell today, even on some roads during heavier snow. Those south and southwest of D.C. really “cashed in” on this event, with multiple moderate to heavy bands of snow during the day. Locations north of D.C. mainly experienced light snow and flurries.
After reaching highs near 40 , the precipitation and clouds dropped temperatures into the mid-30s in the afternoon. Snow ends this evening, but slicks spots are possible as temperatures fall near and below freezing. We’re back up to near 50 Tuesday
Through Tonight: Mixed precipitation (mainly snow) continues through the early evening (through 6 or 7 p.m.) but it’ll diminish as we head into the night and the storm heads east. Watch out for a few slick spots in any areas which have wet roads as they may become icy with temperatures dropping. After midnight, it’s partly cloudy to mostly clear. Lows should range from near freezing downtown to the upper 20s in the suburbs.
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Tomorrow (Tuesday): We get a brief break in the action on Tuesday and that should mean a pretty nice mid-winter day. Expect mostly sunny skies and temperatures ranging from near 50 to the lower 50s. A light wind from the northwest blows around 5-10 mph.
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Houston flooding:It’s been quite the wet day in parts of drought-plagued Texas, including the Houston metro area. As much as 4.5 inches of rain fell in and around the city, leading to dozens of flooded roads and numerous water rescues. If that wasn’t enough, several tornadoes apparently touched down in the area causing minor damage. The storm system is now moving east -- and will eventually impact this area mid-week.