Aiexpress – The DMV region is preparing for another bout of wintry weather as a new round of storms approaches, potentially bringing heavy snowfall to the area.
Winter weather advisories have been issued for the area from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19. The forecast predicts several inches of snow, with some DC suburbs expecting up to four inches of accumulation.
The snow is forecasted to be at its steadiest between 6 a.m. and noon on Friday.
Many schools in Maryland, DC, and Virginia have taken precautionary measures by canceling classes or implementing delays due to the impending snowstorm. Similarly, numerous government offices and agencies have also prepared for a snow day.
The National Weather Service is cautioning that there will be slippery road conditions, which will have an impact on the Friday morning and evening commute. They advise drivers to slow down and use caution while traveling.
Be cautious when stepping outside, especially on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, as they may be icy and slippery. This increases the likelihood of falling and sustaining an injury.
According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson, the snow’s dry and powdery texture, combined with the cold ground, will quickly accumulate on the roads. This means that slippery conditions will develop soon after the storm begins.
A fresh layer of snow will already be covering the ground in certain regions as the storm begins on Thursday.