Winter Weather Advisory Could Bring First Snow of Season
Posted at 1:20 p.m.
A National Weather Service winter weather advisory has been issued for Fairfax County for tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The advisory is for snow accumulations of anywhere between 2 to 5 inches in the far Northern and Western suburbs of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Md., and a coating to an inch near Interstate 95.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.
The National Weather Service indicates that rain will change to snow between 8-11 a.m. tomorrow morning with the heaviest snow occurring through 2 p.m. Wednesday. Snow will taper off late Wednesday afternoon with temperatures in the lower to middle 30s. Winds will be north becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts around 20 mph.
With this advisory, the National Weather Service warns that roads may become snow covered and slippery, mainly across the far Northern and Western suburbs of D.C. and Baltimore. Snow will also reduce the visibility.
If you are traveling on Wednesday:
- Get where you need to be before the weather gets bad.
- Be aware of winter storm watches and warnings and the effect of weather on road conditions.
- Before beginning your trip, know the current road conditions and weather forecast. For statewide highway information 24 hours a day, call 511 or go to 511virginia.org.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) also offers these suggestions to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving and encourages you to to check your:
- Brakes and tires.
- Battery and ignition system.
- Antifreeze and thermostat.
- Windshield wipers and de-icing washer fluid.
- Headlights, tail and brake lights, blinkers and emergency flashers.
- Exhaust system, heater and defroster.
- And properly lubricate door locks that may be prone to freezing.
Get more winter preparedness information online.