WASHINGTON - As the snow begins to move out of our area, it might be tempting to head outside.
And while the fresh powder might seem more friendly when the skies are clear, it is important to remember that dangerous conditions do not end once the white stuff stops falling.
Hazards like slippery roads, treacherous temperatures and icy conditions are expected to continue in the Washington area throughout the remainder of the weekend and possibly into the upcoming week.
Strong winds moving through the area on Saturday night and Sunday morning will also create potentially-dangerous conditions, like low-visibility for drivers and walkers. White-out conditions remain a possibility across the region.
Residents are strongly encouraged to remain inside and to hunker down while crews get to work clearing roadways and sidewalks.
If you must go outside, it's still important to bundle up in several layers, and to cover extremities like hands and feet in extra layers of warmth. Wearing waterproof coats, pants and gloves to protect clothing from becoming damp and freezing is also critical.