Some FOX 5 viewers also reported seeing sleet in areas of Maryland and Virginia.
The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for most of the D.C. area from midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesday. A Freeze Watch will also be in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning.
Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 20s to lower 30s Tuesday night as well as Wednesday night.
Impacts: Unprotected cold-sensitive vegetation will be killed or damaged.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are expected tonight. These conditions will kill sensitive crops and other vegetation. This is exceptionally cold air for this time of year. Take action to protect any of your important sensitive vegetation.
A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible Wednesday night.
ACCUWEATHER - Tuesday's soaking, wind-driven rain will be replaced by drier weather on Wednesday, but it will be chilly.
Temperatures will be slow to rebound to the low 50s Wednesday afternoon after a near-record cold morning in the district.
"A noticeably cooler day is in store despite plenty of sunshine on Wednesday," Senior Meteorologist Carl Erickson said. "Northerly breezes will put an extra chill in the air."
The winds will gradually taper off toward Wednesday evening, but a warm jacket or sweatshirt may come in handy if you are heading out for a walk or dinner.
Dry weather will prevail into Thursday and Friday as highs slowly rebound into the lower 60s.