Expect a wind chill near 5 degrees, temperatures in the mid-20s. Hazardous travel conditions can be expected from snow-covered roads. Any moisture or slush on roads will rapidly freeze overnight.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility. Use caution while driving.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service on Thursday has issued a Wind Advisory for Vienna and the surrounding area for Friday:
Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. to noon Friday. Winds will be northwest 20 to 30 MPH with gusts around 50 MPH.
Temperatures will be below freezing Friday morning.
- Scattered tree and power line damage, difficulty driving "high profile" (SUV) vehicles.
- Secure outdoor furniture and take care driving "high profile" vehicles.
Weather forecasters are somewhat up in the air about how much snow Northern Virginia might see come Thursday night, but one thing's for certain: They're all predicting brutal cold, starting Friday.
Here's the latest breakdown by NBC-4, from their Wednesday 11 p.m. newscast, on the weather expected to hit Northern Virginia Thursday:
- Between 5-6 p.m., rain and/or "snow showers" which could mess up the evening commute.
- By 9 p.m., some areas will begin to see snow.
- By 1 a.m., the entire area will see snow, with precip ending by 5 a.m.
- Guesstimates are that we will see "a dusting to an inch or two" of snow in Northern Virginia; farther east and north will likely see more, like 4 inches.
The "brutal cold," which forecasters predict will begin late Thursday into Friday and continue through Saturday will bring single-digit wind chills to Northern Virginia. The NWS predicts gusts up to 35 MPH.
The high Friday is expected to be about 26 degrees. Get ready to bundle up!