Area spared from heavy covering; freezing rain, sleet may last unti 9 a.m.
The area saw its first sign of a snow snowstorm at 1 p.m. when flurries started to fall. By 3 p.m., roads and sidewalks were covered and driving was a bit treacherous.
National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Fitzgerald said that the area got spared from the heaviest snow totals, but the storm wasn't finished.
"Sunday night, the snow will be gone as temperatures rise, but that will soon turn to a light freezing drizzle, but getting steadier as the night go on," he said.
Fitzgerald said that the freezing rain and sleet could last until 8 or 9 a.m. Monday, and could drop up to two-tenths of ice onto roads.
After that, the defrosting will come.
"After the precipitation ends, it will stay mostly cloudy, and temperatures will rise to the upper 30s, so any roads that are icy will turn wet by midday," Fitzgerald said.
The meteorologist said that travel Monday morning on any maintained streets should be okay, but extra caution should be used when traveling on untreated roads, as they could still be slippery.