The season’s last gasp — hopefully — will begin later on Sunday, when a winter storm is expected to hit Northern Virginia, dropping up to six inches of snow by the time St. Patrick’s Day is over on Monday.
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warning for Fairfax County and surrounding areas from 7 p.m. Sunday until 2 p.m. Monday.
From the NWS:
TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW EARLY THIS EVENING WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY MID EVENING. SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. * TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE LOWER 30S BY MID EVENING AND THEN DROPPING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 20S LATE TONIGHT. HIGHS MONDAY IN THE LOWER 30S. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS...ESPECIALLY TONIGHT THROUGH THE MORNING RUSH ON MONDAY.
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