Snow Set to Filter in Thursday, Slick Roads Expected

WASHINGTON — As the D.C. region prepares for 2017’s first measurable snowfall, all eyes are on the forecast — and area roads.

Forecasters are only predicting modest snow totals, but some area schools canceled their Thursday evening activities and the region could see even more snow this weekend.


After a few flurries fell Thursday afternoon, snow showers are expected to pick up after about 7 p.m. and start to accumulate, according to the latest forecasts. The snow is expected to end by about 3 or 4 a.m.

A dusting up to 1 inch is possible in the District. But depending on when the flakes stop flying, the morning commute could still be slick for some.

Areas to the north and west, which are under a weather advisory, could see up to 2 inches of snow. The advisory covers northern Montgomery and western Loudoun counties as well as areas to the north and west, including both Frederick counties in Maryland and Virginia. The advisory runs until 5 a.m. Friday.

Snow is back in the forecast on Saturday, with snow showers expected to drop between 1 and 3 inches of snow mainly east of Interstate 95 in Southern Maryland. In D.C., forecasters are calling for some light snow showers.

Get the latest forecast on the weather page.


Get up-to-date traffic conditions on WTOP’s traffic page.


Several school systems in the D.C. region, including Fairfax County Public Schoools and Prince William County Public Schools canceled evening activities Thursday.

Check out WTOP’s Closings and Delays page for the full list.

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