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Winter Weather Advisory May Impact Thursday Morning Commute

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.

NWS forecast

Also, be sure to stay informed this season with our Winter Weather Guide, and sign up for Fairfax Alerts to be notified about weather events and other emergencies.

 

First Snow of the Season is in the Forecast

Winter Weather Advisory

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.

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Weather Forecast Dec. 8-10, 2017

 

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect at Midnight

Posted at 4:30 p.m.

Winter Weather Advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities; use caution while driving.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain, with snow accumulation of up to 1 inch along with around a trace of ice is possible affecting the area late tonight through tomorrow.

For more winter preparedness and safety information, visit our winter weather guide.

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect at Midnight Tonight

Posted at 11 a.m.

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain from midnight tonight to noon tomorrow (Saturday). A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and if you must be out use caution while driving.

Accumulations of snow and sleet of less than 1 inch along with around a tenth of an inch of glaze ice are in the forecast. More on the winter weather can be found on the National Weather Service winter weather page.

The weather service is expecting snow and sleet will overspread the region after midnight tonight, then change to freezing rain before dawn tomorrow morning. The freezing rain will change to rain by noon on Saturday. Temperatures are expected in the mid to upper 20s later tonight, rising into the lower 30s tomorrow morning and above freezing tomorrow afternoon.

Weather forecast graphic for Dec. 16-19, 2016

With extreme cold and snow, sleet and freezing rain, the chance of getting frostbite or hypothermia increase dramatically. Check this blog article for more on frostbite and hypothermia, as well as additional information from the Fire and Rescue blog. Additional winter weather preparedness information also can be found on NewsCenter’s winter weather guide.

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Overnight; Snow in Forecast

Winter Weather Advisory

Posted at 10:30 a.m.

A winter weather advisory for snow is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 4. The National Weather Service is predicting accumulations between one to four inches across the National Capital Region.

Precipitation will move in initially as a rain and snow mix early this evening before transitioning to all snow late tonight. Snow is expected overnight impacting the morning commute. Snow is expected to taper off by midday Friday.

This snow will cause slippery roads resulting in hazardous travel conditions.

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties including slippery roads resulting in hazardous travel conditions. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Snow is in the forecast for March 3-4, 2016Get the complete weather forecast.