CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Snow has started falling in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as winter-weary motorists faced another potentially treacherous commute today morning, just days before the start of spring.

At least a few inches of snow have been reported in the Washington area and parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Forecasters warned that travel in the snowy areas could be dangerous and urged drivers not to let their guards down. Federal offices in the Washington area were closed for the day Monday.

Winter's return follows several days of spring-like temperatures. With spring officially starting Thursday, people weary of shoveling snow are hoping that the latest storm will be winter's final encore.