Winter Storm Virgil is making its final stop today in the Mid-Atlantic after delivering a swath of significant snowfall from the central Rockies to the Midwest over the weekend.
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Additional light snow showers or flurries will persist across much of the Missouri-to-Ohio corridor on Monday; in addition, some light accumulations will sink south into Kentucky and even the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee.
Along the I-95 corridor in the Mid-Atlantic, we expect snow Monday morning from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore and Philadelphia, leading to a few inches of slushy accumulation. Some slick spots on roads, particularly bridges and overpasses, is expected Monday morning in these cities. Snow may mix with rain during the afternoon.
During the daytime, the air and ground temperatures may limit snow accumulation on roads, and once the strong March sun rises behind the clouds, it will be even more difficult for snow to stick to roads.
For the D.C. and Baltimore areas, the best chance of more significant accumulations will be north and west of the respective city centers.
However, for Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, with the secondary low developing offshore, there could be a period of robust snowfall over South Jersey, where the National Weather Service has issued some winter storm warnings.
Wet snow will also reach as far north as the New York City metro on Monday, which could result in some light slushy accumulations during the afternoon and evening, particularly on cars, grass, etc.
Expect at least some road and air travel delays in parts of the region for the Monday commutes, both morning and evening.
Localized power outages are possible, but in general the snowfall amounts, moderate wind speeds (10 to 25 mph), and lack of blooming vegetation should keep power failures from being a widespread problem except in the mountains of West Virginia, where snowfall of over a foot will be more of a burden on power lines.
Finally, onshore winds in association with Virgil could lead to some minor coastal flooding for the Atlantic side of the Delmarva Peninsula, the Jersey Shore, the south shore of Long Island, and western Long Island Sound. The main concern is for the high tides Monday evening and Tuesday morning. In some places, water levels could reach 2 to 2 1/2 feet above normal tide levels.
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St. Louis, Mo.
Daffodils hang under the weight of snow near the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in St. Louis. A storm dumped 7 to 9 inches of snow from eastern Kansas into central Missouri. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)