Posted at 4:30 p.m.
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.
Posted at 11 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Get the complete weather forecast.
Posted at 2:45 p.m.
h…love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is almost here — Sunday guys in case you’ve forgotten the flowers and chocolates!
Not only is this weekend the time for love though, but brutally cold temperatures along with another chance of snow are in the forecast making this weekend one full of a variety of winter weather conditions.
First, let’s start with today. Snow chances actually start tonight. The National Weather Service (NWS) says there’s a chance of a small amount of snow accumulation tonight, anywhere from 1-2 inches possible between 6-11 p.m.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is encouraging motorists to finish trips by early afternoon and to use extreme caution during the evening rush hour. With below-freezing temperatures in place and snow showers expected, VDOT reports that they will have 1,150 trucks deployed across the region to continually treat roads.
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued as well as a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. to midnight. In addition, a wind advisory is in effect tomorrow from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. A wind advisory means that wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph are expected. You’ll want to secure any outdoor furniture and take care driving high profile vehicles such as vans and SUVs.
Saturday and Sunday
NWS reports that wind chill values below minus five degrees are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning. There also is an enhanced threat of a winter storm late Sunday night through Monday night.
Snow is likely overnight Sunday night (60 percent chance) with a low around 18 and into Monday (70 percent chance) with a high only near 32. Snow is expected until about 8 p.m. before turning to rain and snow.
Monday is the President’s Day Holiday for many — including Fairfax County Government — so hopefully that will decrease the number of cars that have to be on the roadways. Just remember … if you don’t have to be out in the inclement weather, don’t. Allow road crews the opportunity to do their jobs.
Keep an Eye on Others
This weekend, be sure to check on your elderly neighbors and help those who may need special assistance, including people with disabilities and children. And if you see someone at night who is unsheltered and you think could be at risk of hypothermia, call the county’s non-emergency phone line at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.
Pets, even those who typically live outdoors, should be brought inside; only take your pet outside for short bathroom breaks and do not leave your pet outdoors unattended. Also, make sure to provide access to non-frozen drinking water at all times.
Posted at 3:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to midnight Tuesday night.
A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities — and use caution while driving.
Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible with locally higher amounts particularly in the northwest suburbs. A mixture of rain and snow will develop this evening with precipitation turning to all snow around or shortly after midnight. Periods of snow will continue into Tuesday.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), reports that crews have treated interstates and major roads in Fairfax County with brine and liquid magnesium chloride in advance of the snow. Tonight, about 1,450 trucks will pre-deploy along interstates, main roads and neighborhood streets across Northern Virginia. They will remain on duty to plow and treat roads through the day Tuesday.
VDOT also reminds you to use extreme caution during winter weather, to reduce speeds and to be aware of potential slick spots such as bridges, ramps, hills, curves and shaded areas.