In the wake of the storm that brought snow and rain to the central Appalachians and areas east of the mountains Tuesday, colder air can lead to icy spots Wednesday morning.
As the snow diminished Tuesday afternoon and evening, a substantial amount of it melted on its own and made surfaces wet.
Early Wednesday morning, motorists and pedestrians should assume that any areas which appear wet may, in fact, be icy. Icy spots can form during the evening hours in some locations.
While in most cases roads will dry off due to traffic and treatment, there will be some exceptions. Not all surfaces, such as streets, secondary roads and sidewalks, may have be treated.
Clear ice, or black ice as it is often called, is transparent and causes the surface to appear wet.
Each year across the United States, there are hundreds of slip and fall incidents and auto accidents attributed all or in part by black ice, according to AccuWeather.com Forensics.
Light winds may prevent surfaces from drying. In some cases, ice can form with air temperatures above freezing.
No storms are forecast for the area during the balance of the week.
A warmup is in store this weekend through much of next week.
With the help of a new moon, stargazers are in for a treat as the peak of the Delta Aquarids meteor shower unfolds in the predawn hours Tuesday, July 29.
A couple enjoying serene waters and lush landscapes as the perfect selfie background were shocked when a burst of lightning struck the trees behind them, erupting in a ball of fire.
Cooler temperatures and lower humidity continue through late-week, despite the return of thunderstorms.
Seattle is in store for an extended stretch of sunshine and warmer weather.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
Following thunderstorms, cooler settles into the Midwest and Northeast through Midweek.
5-12" of rain north of Denver led to serious flash flooding (28th-29th). 108 mobile homes were destroyed and 481 others were damaged in Ft. Collins. 5 people were killed and 40 others injured.
Sharon, PA (1999)
70 mph wind gus in a thunderstorm.
Small but intense storm, said to be the worst in about 50 years, hit southern Mississippi (where Camille hit in 1969). U.S. Coast Guard cutter lost with 39 aboard.