Fredericksburg area residents were caught by surprise with the late winter snowfall on March 17 and 18. A few snowflakes and some falling sleet were all that accumulated Sunday evening, but overnight the temperature fell and so did the snow. The Free Lance Star called it localized frozen precipitation.
Monday morning saw a light blanket of white covering area lawns, cars, and other neighborhood features. Local schools either called a morning delay or called school off for the day. School children stayed home and parents that could telework took advantage of the day.
As Monday progressed, snow turned into sleet and then into freezing rain. Temperatures are staying above freezing and the light snow covering is melting away. Area residents were out on the wet roads, but appeared to be taking it safe on the speed. As long as the temperature doesn't fall below 32 degrees, Fredericksburg may have just had its last snow day of the school year.