A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for most of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including Fairfax County, for Wednesday.
The National Weather Service said at 3:10 p.m. today (Monday) that more than five inches of snow are expected in the area. The watch is in effect from 7 a.m. on Wednesday to 4 a.m. on Thursday.
Here’s more from the alert:
* WHEN…From Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night. Snow will most likely overspread the area later Wednesday morning into Wednesday afternoon. Precipitation may mix with rain and sleet at times later Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.
The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management advises checking vehicle maintenance and ensuring supplies like first aid, blankets, and jumper cables are available before hitting the road.
Are you winter weather ready on the roads?
🚗Check vehicle maintenance (battery, lights, tires)
🚗Have supplies (jumper cables, first aid, blankets)
Before you head out:
— Ready Fairfax (@ReadyFairfax) December 14, 2020
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