Snow caused traffic nightmares this morning but it will end quickly and sunshine will return for the afternoon.
Light snow pushed through the region again today, this time starting prior to sunrise but tapering off in the late morning hours. Sunshine will continue to filter back into the region this afternoon and snow will melt very rapidly as it did yesterday afternoon. It should actually look a lot like the picture Meteorologist Adam Caskey shared yesterday.
- Great Falls Country Club - WeatherBug (Courtesy: Adam Caskey)
Snowfall totals today were around 1 to 2 inches across the region, with the majority of it falling in and around the D.C. Metro and points south and east. I must say I was a little nervous when I woke up in Fairfax at 5:45am and didn't see anything, but was quickly relieved after checking the radar!
- Sunshine Returns this Afternoon
After checking for reporter Brianne Carter, I found that 6 of the past 7 weeks have experienced some kind of wintry weather including snow or extreme cold. This may be a good reason why many are experiencing winter fatigue!
I at least tried to capitalize on what will HOPEFULLY be the last snow of the season. Unfortunately, a few flurries appear possible Saturday and the Sunday-Monday system still has more questions than answers but at the moment looks like a fair amount of rain will be involved.
Talk about a serene run this morning after an hour and thirty minute drive in. Snow is at it's end.. pic.twitter.com/pS79dTussj— Alex Liggitt (@alexliggitt) February 26, 2014
Temperatures this afternoon should hang in the 30s and winds should remain fairly light. With clear skies, light winds and some snow on the ground, temperatures tonight will be well below average in the teens instead of lower 30s. With the average high at 50 degrees, the D.C. area shouldn't really get close to average the remainder of the month with highs near 40 Thursday and only near 30 Friday.
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