A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect, as of midnight, for Arlington and much of the rest of the D.C. area.
The National Weather Service says 4-6 inches of snow is possible throughout the day today (Saturday) inside the Beltway, but other forecasters say we could see as little as an inch.
Road crews were busy pre-treating local roads and highways Friday in anticipation of the snow, which is expected to begin falling soon.
10pm: Fredericksburg area added to Winter Storm Warning. Snow will spread northwest overnight. Travel will become challenging Sat AM. For more graphics, visit https://t.co/ZOlvESgJ2H. pic.twitter.com/K69MU6KykP
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) December 9, 2017
National Weather Service has increased expected totals to 4-6”…interesting, and I’m happy if we get it…but I’ll go on record and say I’m in the camp of I think it’s too high. I see why they did it (new NAM model right there) but I just think it’s a little high for I-95. pic.twitter.com/GmfxxJROgP
— Mike Thomas (@MikeTFox5) December 9, 2017
Bumped up our snow forecast. 1 to 3 inches becomes 1 to 4 inches. Up to 7 possible in winter storm warning area S/E.
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) December 9, 2017
The advisory from NWS:
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST SATURDAY… * WHAT… SNOW, HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY MORNING. PLAN ON DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES. * WHERE… PORTIONS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. * WHEN… UNTIL 4 PM EST SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL BE BETWEEN DAWN AND NOON ON SATURDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS… BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW 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 FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.