Winter storm warning in effect from 10 pm this evening to 10 pm EST Friday, The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a winter storm warning, which is in effect from 10 pm this evening to 10 pm EST Friday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.
A storm moving in from the southwest will bring precipitation into the cold air already in place over the region. The result will be light snow overnight, followed by freezing rain Friday into Friday night.
Light snow will begin during the late evening hours tonight, likely close to 10 pm. One to two inches of snow is expected overnight. The snow will change to freezing rain early Friday morning.
The freezing rain will be on and off during the day on Friday and into Friday night. Significant icing, around a quarter of an inch, is expected. This will likely cause substantial travel problems and power outages. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts through this event.
A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.