Up to five inches of snow and up to a quarter of an inch of ice is being anticipated Thursday and Friday in Alexandria.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the region that will be in effect from 3 a.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. on Friday.
“Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice,” according to NWS. “Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.”
The East Coast is being hard hit with ice and snow, and 36 states around the country are reportedly observing weather alerts.
Winter Storm Watches have been issued for the entire region for heavy wintry precipitation starting late Wednesday night and continuing through Thursday night. Visit https://t.co/ZOlvESgJ2H for more details. #DCwx #MDwx #VAwx #WVwx pic.twitter.com/ieYFLd2lqL
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) February 16, 2021