Skies are clear and sunny today, but the National Weather Service is warning that tomorrow night (Friday) and Saturday morning could see snow around the area.

The National Weather Service put out a ‘special weather statement’ for Alexandria and many surrounding localities that accumulating snow is possible Friday night.


If you’re thinking of heading out for a drive in the snow, you may want to hold off on that unless you live on one of the city’s arterial roads.

The City of Alexandria’s SnowReport website provides a look at current roadway conditions around Alexandria during a snowstorm.


Somebody in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is making the proper sacrifices to the snow gods: Alexandria students and teachers will have another snow day tomorrow (Friday).

Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt said the school system will have another snow day tomorrow — i.e. no virtual learning will take place — after getting one earlier this week on Tuesday. With MLK Day on Monday, ACPS students only attended classes on Wednesday and Thursday.


After getting a snow day on Tuesday, ACPS students and faculty will get a two-hour delay tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

In a release, Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt said the delay is due to the extreme temperatures and hazardous conditions, with the National Weather Service warning of hazardous conditions as temperatures drop.


The National Weather Service warned that even after snow tapers off around noon today, winds are expected to pick up and temperatures could drop.

In a Special Weather Statement, the National Weather Service said slick spots should be expected on some local roadways, even after the snowing stops.


Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) announced at 6:15 p.m. on Monday that schools and offices would be closed on Tuesday, with students getting a ‘traditional snow day’ rather than switching to virtual learning.

After previously considering switching to virtual classes on any school days that might be closed due to snow, the ACPS website noted that the school division would also consider having some snow days off for students and teachers.


You might want to rethink any plans you made for the first weekend of the new year.

Meteorologists forecast a significant winter storm this weekend, with rain and snow kicking off sometime after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6. The forecasts put the chance of precipitation at 80%, going up to 90% overnight.


With the advent of virtual learning in public schools during the Covid pandemic, it seemed like snow days would become a thing of the past.

In late 2021, Alexandria said remote learning would replace in-person classes during what, in the past, would have been a day away from school for children.


There’s not a speck of snow on the forecast, but Alexandrians might see snow plows making the rounds across the city today.

The city’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) is doing a practice run today for potential wintery conditions.


The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says drivers heading out for the holidays should consider starting a little early, with heavy storms likely to affect travel over the next few days.

In an alert, VDOT said today is the best day to travel, given the forecast.

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