Just as the snow and ice from the last week's storm has melted from area roads, freezing rain predicted for this morning and throughout the day could make Monday's commute difficult all over the Tri-State area.
Washington County could see less than an inch of snow on the ground this morning, but throughout the day, about one-quarter inch to one-half inch of ice could coat that, said Calvin Meadows of the National Weather Service. The forecast is the same for Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia and similar in Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.
"With that amount of ice, I wouldn't anticipate it melting Monday," Meadows said.
Meadows said highs today are expected to be in the low 30s. Any temperature spike above freezing will be short.
"Any period of rain versus freezing rain will be transitory," he said. "It's not going to last for long."
On Monday, temperatures are expected to be in the upper 30s, but the shift above freezing likely will not be enough to significantly melt ice on the ground, Meadows said.