CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Winter-weary motorists face another potentially treacherous commute this morning in parts of the Mid-Atlantic

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as frigid weather blew in just days before the start of spring.

Snow is expected by this afternoon from the Central Appalachians to the Jersey Shore. Parts of eastern West Virginia, central and west-central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley could see up to 10 inches of snow. Smaller accumulations are expected in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

Forecasters warn that travel in the snowy areas could be dangerous and are urging drivers not to let their guards down.

Federal offices in the Washington area are closed for the day today.

With spring officially starting Thursday, people weary of shoveling snow are hoping the latest storm will be winter's final encore.