Snow to arrive late Sunday in DC, could impact Monday morning commute

Lester Mason
February 11, 2019

The sun was out Sunday morning but the National Weather Service says snow will return late in the afternoon into the evening across the Northwest.

Northern suburbs and northwestern suburbs stand the greatest chance of getting maybe 1 to 2 inches of snow.

With temperatures already in the teens or single digits, meteorologists predict low temperature records could be broken on Sunday.

The storm will arrive overnight Monday into Tuesday with flurries before snow becomes steadier sometime around 8 a.m. Snow will change to freezing rain at times after noontime before changing back to snow and then to sleet and rain as the high temperature climbs just above the freezing mark excepts areas farthest north.

Children sled on a hill in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood after a large storm blanketed the city with snow on February 9, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

The National Weather Service said gusts hit 40 miles per hour (64 kph) in some areas, and authorities said residents on the islands' north shores should be prepared for coastal flooding. In the central part of the state, snow drifts blocked roads and forced the closure of USA 2 and Interstate 90, in addition to causing multiple auto crashes.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency over the storm.


In the Midwest, more than 148,000 customers lost power in western MI following days of freezing rain.

In Yosemite National Park, as many as 50 housing structures near Half Dome Village were damaged by trees toppled during a snowstorm earlier this week, displacing more than 160 employees who provide food, lodging and other services for visitors.

Residents of the Northwest are dealing with a heavy snowfall, and meteorologists say more is likely on the way.

Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers lost power in MI following days of freezing rain.

Residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.

Sang said she had never seen the store so crowded. The advisory also includes most of the Twin Cities metro.

But more snow was possible for the region by midweek, the report said. It's like, 'Use your brain!

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