A brief surge of milder air through early Monday morning will be followed by a dangerous cold blast in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., will escape the worst of the snowstorm that is taking aim at Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
The track of the snowstorm will instead lead to a brief rebound in temperatures and some rain for Washington, D.C., through Monday morning.
Also accompanying the rain will be areas of potentially dense fog that will lead to slow travel for motorists and possible flight delays.
Temperatures will return to the 40s through Monday morning.
However, the warming wasn't quite quick enough to prevent some light icing early in the day Sunday across the northern and western suburbs. Multiple car accidents were reported as the drizzle froze on roads creating a light glaze.
While not enough ice will accumulate to cause widespread tree damage and power outages, it only takes a little ice to turn untreated roads, parking lots and sidewalks extremely slippery.
Slick spots will once again be a concern for motorists and residents as the snowstorm's cold front sweeps through and ushers in dramatically colder air.
Temperatures will plunge once again from the 40s Monday morning to the 20s by the end of Monday, causing any standing water on untreated roads and sidewalks to turn icy. The invading cold air will also cause the rain Monday morning to end as a little snow.
Lows in the single digits Monday night, highs in the teens on Tuesday and dangerously colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will force those in Washington, D.C., to bundle up to avoid enduring frostbite or hypothermia.
The first blizzard of 2015 for the eastern United States slammed areas from Long Island, New York, to Bangor, Maine, Monday into Tuesday.
As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.
Communities across the Northeast have endured heavy snow and fierce winds amid the first blizzard of 2015 with the storm continuing to churn over New England.
Lingering midwinter cold and additional rounds of snow will add to difficulties for cleanup and those without power after the Blizzard of 2015.
The blizzard pounding the New England region of the U.S. will continue to impact more of Atlantic Canada.
People may think blizzards are about heavy snow, but it's more about wind, blowing snow and visibility, and parts of the Midwest and Northeast are more susceptible to the wrath of these conditions.
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25.0 inches of snow -- biggest snowstorm on record.
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Southwestern 1966 Oswego ()
Start of five-day blizzard with a total snow accumulation of 102 inches; 50 inches of it fell on the 31st. Bennetts Bridge got 54 inches.