Cold Temperatures, Snow Showers in the Forecast
Alexandria could see flurries or snow showers (and slick roads) both Wednesday and Friday as below freezing temperatures continue.
Temperatures will remain cold Thursday and Friday, according to local forecasters, and there’s a chance we’ll see flurries or snow showers across Alexandria before the weekend.
Alexandria residents woke up to temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees Wednesday morning under calm and clear skies. The temperature Wednesday may reach the upper 20s with wind chills remaining below 20 degrees throughout the day.
Temperatures have been below freezing now for more than 100 hours, WTOP reported Wednesday morning.
Two weather systems may come through Northern Virginia—one Wednesday night and the other Friday afternoon. Both bring a chance for flurries or very light snow, but even Friday’s storm may not bring enough to shovel or plow.
Still, even a very small amount of snow can make for slick roads, particularly because the ground is now cold enough for snow to stick to it and not melt on impact. (Learn more about winter driving, including what to do when you're skidding, here.)
Here are more forecast details from the National Weather Service for the remainder of this week:
Wednesday night: Snow is likely with accumulations up to an inch in some areas if snow showers develop. The low temperature will be around 20 degrees with a wind chill in the single digits.
Thursday: High of 31 degrees with a 30 percent chance of flurries during the day.
Thursday night: Clear with a low temperature of 18 degrees.
Friday: Temperatures will be back in the upper 20s with a 60 percent chance of snow in the afternoon and evening.
Weekend outlook: Saturday and Sunday will both be sunny, but the high temperature will struggle to break above freezing.
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