Spring is Here? There’s a Winter Storm Watch Tonight, Tomorrow

Posted at 11 a.m.

S
pring is here — at least officially! Today is the first day of spring, but it doesn’t feel like it. If you were hoping for warmer weather (we sure were), you’re out of luck. And there’s also rain and snow in the forecast!

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and a winter storm watch is in effect tonight beginning at midnight through tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 21.

A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Heavy wet snow is possible with total snow accumulations of 5 inches or more. Plan on difficult travel conditions; significant reductions in visibility are possible.

Continue to monitor the latest weather forecast. And be sure to sign up to receive severe weather alerts from Fairfax Alerts.

Forecast

  • Today — Rain and sleet before 2 p.m., then snow, possibly mixed with sleet. Temperature falling to around 29 by 2 p.m. Northeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tonight — Snow and sleet likely before 8 p.m., then snow. Low around 29. North wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Wednesday — Snow. High near 36. North wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Wednesday Night — A chance of snow before 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Winter Storm Watch March 21, 2018

 

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One response to “Spring is Here? There’s a Winter Storm Watch Tonight, Tomorrow”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Superb info .
    It will help some people in our community – AFTON GLEN – if there is a list of teenagers willing to clear snow to make some extra money from driveway and sidewalks.
    with specific signed permission from their parents ., if so , please list your contact info to get in touch to schedule your work