7:50 p.m. Monday update — The National Weather Service has increased its snow estimation for Alexandria to 4 to 8 inches.
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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday for Alexandria and the D.C. region.
The warning replaces a Winter Storm Watch, which was announced Monday morning.
NWS estimates Alexandria will receive between 4 and 6 inches of snow, with the heaviest snow falling late Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon.
The region on Tuesday could see the heaviest snowfall since 2011, with the potential of 6 or more inches of snow, according to NWS.
Both the morning and evening commutes on Tuesday will likely be impacted by the weather.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens, with wind-chill values in the single digits by Tuesday afternoon, dropping to minus-10 into the evening.
Wind gusts could swing up to 25 mph Tuesday night.
A Winter Storm Warning means the area will see heavy snow with severe winter weather conditions. Residents should only travel in an emergency. The NWS suggests keeping an extra flashlight, food and water in your car.
The city of Alexandria is urging residents to be prepared in case of weather-related emergencies. Alexandria offers winter preparedness tips on its website.
If the power goes out, Alexandria urges residents to report it to Dominion Virginia Power through the power company’s website or by calling 1-866-366-4357.