Posted at 2:40 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 p.m. tonight (Jan. 3) to 11 a.m. on Thursday (Jan. 4) for Fairfax County.
A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties, which could impact the morning commute on Thursday. You should be prepared for possible snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The bitterly cold conditions mean that snow will quickly stick on untreated roads and sidewalks. Plan ahead and allow extra time to get to your destination if traveling late Wednesday night or Thursday.
Posted at 4:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service reports that icy roads and sidewalks are expected tonight as temperatures drop well below freezing in the wake of today’s light snowfall.
Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution when driving or walking this evening. Reduce speed, leave extra stopping distance, and allow plenty of extra time to get to your destination.
Live Weather Radar
Posted at 4 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reports there is a potential for hazardous commuting conditions for the Thursday morning commute. Light snow showers (with potential large impact due to sub-freezing roads) are possible between 7 p.m. tonight and 4 a.m. Thursday morning.
If this threat of light snow on frigid roads does materialize overnight, the Thursday morning rush-hour could quickly turn icy on untreated roads. This could lead to hazardous traveling conditions, multiple accidents, and extensive delays.
If commuting Thursday morning, be aware of the possibility of travel disruptions and icy roads. Plan ahead by allowing for extra travel time, and consider using public transportation and telework options.
More on the NWS special weather statements with meteorologist Chris Strong.
Posted at 10 a.m.
The first snow of the season is predicted this weekend, and with that expectation of snow, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from midnight tonight until 4 p.m. Saturday.
A winter weather advisory means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511 or you can visit www.511virginia.org/.
Be sure to sign up for Fairfax Alerts to receive severe weather updates. And to make sure you and your family are as prepared as possible for whatever this weekend’s snow — and this winter’s weather — may throw our way, be sure to read and bookmark our Winter Weather Guide that features some of the more frequently asked issues about winter in Fairfax County.
Fairfax County Government Open With Unscheduled Leave for Employees for Tuesday, March 14; Schools Closed
Posted 4:34 a.m; updated 11:28 a.m.
Government, Schools and Courts
- Fairfax County Government offices will be open on Tuesday, March 14, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
- Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers will be closed.
- The Fairfax County General District Court, Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are open on time.
- There will be no trash, recycling, yard waste or special pickup collection on Tuesday, March 14. Tuesday customers should leave their trash and recycling carts at the curb/street line for us to collect this week. If you receive trash/recycling collection service from a private trash collector please contact them directly.
Parks, Community and Recreation and Community Centers
- If you have questions about Park Authority facilities, contact the site directly, call the Parks inclement weather line at 703-324-8661, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
- For Department of Neighborhood and Community Services programs and events visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs or call 703-324-4600, TTY 711.
- The Reston Community Center and the McLean Community Center may be affected by the inclement weather. Call RCC at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, www.restoncommunitycenter.com or MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY 711, www.mcleancenter.org for their current operating status.
Transportation: Connector, Fastran
- Fairfax Connector bus service may be affected by the inclement weather. Check the Connector Web page at www.fairfaxconnector.com for the current operating status.
- For information about FASTRAN, call 703-222-9764, press 8; TTY 711, or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/fastran.htm.
Public Assistance Lobbies/SkillSource
The Department of Family Services employment/SkillSource centers and public assistance lobbies may be affected by inclement weather. Call 703-324-7500, TTY 711, for the current operating status.
- Library hours may be affected; call your local branch before visiting. For branch phone numbers, call 703-324-3100 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.
- George Mason Regional, Reston Regional and Oakton Library are closed Tuesday, March 14.
View the public meetings calendar at for any potential cancellations of public meetings of Fairfax County government Boards, Authorities or Commissions.