Friday Afternoon Update: Winter Weather Advisory for ALL of MoCo

by MCS Staff

A winter weather advisory is in now in effect for all of MoCo until 4am Saturday morning for C/SE MoCo and until 1am for NW MoCo.

MCPS UPDATE: MCPS Schools Close on Time; After-School and Evening Activities Canceled, Today, Jan. 28. Montgomery County Public Schools will close at the regularly scheduled time today. All after-school and evening school and community activities in school buildings are canceled. Childcare programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

Per the National Weather Service:

* WHAT…Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.

* WHERE…The District of Columbia, northern and central Virginia, and the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 4 AM EST Saturday. The steadiest snow is expected late this afternoon through this evening.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures will fall below freezing for most areas during the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling. When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

The latest map shows a slight increase in projected snow totals with about 1/3 of the county now in the 2-3″ range and 1/3 in the 1-2′ range.

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