Arctic blast bringing some snow, frigid temps starting Tuesday

Bundle up! FOX 5's Gwen Tolbart says we can expect to get a full one-two punch from winter with some snow and an arctic blast come through the area.

While Monday should be partly cloudy, Tuesday is when things get started -- all compliments of the polar vortex moving our way straight down the mid-Atlantic.

Rain and a wintry mix will be coming through the area by Tuesday morning. But with the rain, arctic air will move in as well and the rain will change to snow by rush hour -- but it should not be a lot of accumulation.

D.C. and areas north should should see 1 to 2 inches. Frederick and Hagerstown could get 2 to 3 inches, Cumberland and areas west could see 3 or 4 inches of snow Tuesday evening.

By Tuesday night, Gwen says temperatures will drop quickly and any precipitation that is left on roads or sidewalks or untreated areas is immediately going to change into ice.

Drivers should be on alert for dangerous, icy conditions Tuesday morning.

The arctic air will really kick in and we could see some dangerously low temperatures, cold conditions and wind chills in place by Wednesday and into Thursday morning.