Freezing temperatures overnight may cause black ice, slick roadways

Currently at the Arlington Municipal Airport it’s 30 degrees with winds from the north at 4mph — Temperatures rose a bit above freezing today just enough to create snow melt and wet roads going into this evening.

Wet roads throughout the county are expected to freeze tonight and thus may create some fairly hazardous driving conditions for your morning commute.

Freezing fog is also expected in some areas overnight and into Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service warns of black ice and reduced visibility this evening and on Tuesday morning, which would surely create hazardous driving conditions throughout all of Western Washington.

Area’s that will see the most impact from freezing temps will be from Island and Snohomish counties southward in the interior, the National Weather Service says.

Areas that had become significantly dry today might not have a problem with refreezing overnight, the National Weather Service says.

For those driving in from the interior Tuesday morning, it would be best to be on the alert for freezing in the shaded areas, and on the bridges, where cooler air surrounds both the bottom and the top of the roadway surfaces.


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