The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Alexandria, Virginia and the surrounding area from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday, January 8, 2017. Winter Weather Advisories are normally issued in advance of a storm when travel conditions are expected to worsen.
Monday’s hazard being a glaze of ice from sleet & freezing rain which will cause slippery conditions for the Monday PM commute. This is an upgrade from the commuter warning issued earlier today.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TO 9 PM EST MONDAY…
* WHAT…A wintry mix expected, with either freezing rain or rain that will freeze on contact with very cold ground surfaces. The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, including during the evening commute on Monday. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.
* WHERE…Portions of The District of Columbia, central and northern Maryland and central, northern and northwest Virginia.
* WHEN…From 3 PM to 9 PM EST Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Even if temperatures rise above freezing, the ground and other surfaces are still extremely cold due to the recent Arctic blast. This increases the likelihood of a glaze of ice on surfaces.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.