The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory at 8:43 a.m. today for much of the D.C. area, including Fairfax County.
Precipitation started falling early this morning and could result in up to an inch of snow accumulation. The alert will remain in effect until 3 p.m.
Here is the full alert:
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…
* WHAT…Rapid onset of snow which will result in snow covered roadways. Snow accumulations of up to one inch.
* WHERE…Portions of central and northern Maryland and northern Virginia.
* WHEN…Until 3 PM EST this afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning or evening commute.
“Slow down and use caution while traveling,” the NWS said. “When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.”
[2/22/21 @ 8:50 AM] A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect until 3 PM this afternoon. Expect snow accumulations of up to 1 inch that will result in snow covered roads. Slow down & use caution when driving. Also, beware of icy sidewalks & steps! #FFXSnow #WinterWeather pic.twitter.com/E18QdmjcE2
— Ready Fairfax (@ReadyFairfax) February 22, 2021
— WXGeek (@WXStormGeek) February 22, 2021
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