WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The winter storm is beginning to wind down. A few snow showers will work back into parts of the area through the early afternoon. Some winter weather alerts remain, but the brunt of the snow and sleet accumulations are over. That doesn't mean we're done with winter yet - the aftermath of the snow and what's to come will lead to additional issues. Winds will be a problem for the afternoon.
Freezing rain has accumulated on trees and power lines in some areas southeast, especially in parts of Prince George's and Charles Counties. In places that got a heavy wet snow, that also stuck on trees. Wind gusts have been and will continue to gust 30-40+mph in some locations, which is plenty enough to cause weighted down tree branches to split, fall over or fall onto power lines. This morning, power outages have become a significant concern - There have been reports this morning at times of over 50,000 without power. Winds will gust between 30 - 40 mph stay in the forecast early Tuesday afternoon as the storm passes the Metro Area and Mid-Atlantic.
Looking forward in our aftermath timeline, overnight temperatures in the 20s (and 10s in some spots north). BUT - winds will still be breezy, making it feel significantly colder.
With lows in the 10s and 20s, there will be some re-freezing of roads that haven't dried out yet. Expect re-freezing for the next few nights before a thaw arrives by the weekend.
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