Refreeze brings school closings as cold temps set in to DC region; midday snow squall possible

The snow that fell on Tuesday was not record setting but it was enough to create problems on the roadways during the afternoon and evening rush hours. The storm has passed but bitter cold temperatures remain and a quick-moving snow squall could cause more issues on the road later this afternoon.

FOX 5's Mike Thomas says anywhere from trace amounts to three inches fell across parts of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The timing of the snow, around mid-afternoon, prompted many schools across the region to end classes early hoping to avoid traveling during rush hour.

After the snow ended, temperatures dropped refreezing untreated roads and sidewalks. Many of the same schools that dismissed early on Tuesday delayed opening on Wednesday due to the icy conditions.

Cold and blustery air along with gusty winds will keep temperatures in the 20s and 30s through Friday and wind chills will make it feel even colder. A Wind Advisory will be in place across most of the region from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thomas says keep an eye out for a quick moving snow squall which could bring a rapid burst of heavy snow across the Interstate 95 corridor between Baltimore and D.C. around 1 p.m. The squall could leave a thin coating behind and gusty winds could make driving conditions poor for a short time.

Looking ahead, weekend temperatures gradually increase with highs in the 40s and 50s. We may see highs near 60 degrees next Tuesday.

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