Storm Blasts Washington, DC, Moves Up Northeast

Boston, meanwhile, has gotten a reprieve from the snow.

— -- The season's first major snow storm to blast large parts of the South struck the nation's capital this morning, then headed up the winter-weary East Coast.

After weeks of snow in the Northeast, the mid-February storm raked several Southern states on Monday, when many schools and business were closed for Presidents Day.

About 7 inches of snow fell on Washington, D.C.

Boston –- which has been slammed with historic snowfall totals during the past month –- will get a reprieve this storm, with just about 1 inch expected later today. Cape Cod could get as much as four inches.

A colder air mass is lurking behind the storm, with record lows possible Thursday and Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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