School shift schedule for Friday due to weather in Prince William Co

School shift schedule for Friday due to weather in Prince William Co

Winter weather is expected to prevail in the area on Friday. Prince William County Schools has changed its schedule accordingly.



PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. – Prince William County schools will be closed under code red on Friday. Manassas City Schools will be closed under Code Blue.

Another round of snow will cover the Northern Virginia and D.C. area on Friday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory.

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A winter weather advisory applies from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday for most of the region, including Columbia County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Falls Church, Alexandria, Stafford County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, northwest, southeast and central Prince . William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.

Snowfall is expected to range from 1 to 3 inches north of US-50 and Interstate 66, and areas to the south could get up to an inch.

AccuWeather expects the winter storm to hit much of the Midwest, Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Impacts may vary by region, with the mid-Atlantic and southern New England regions could receive 1 to 3 inches, while parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, northern Maryland and central New Jersey could see 3 to 6 inches.

“This will be a colder storm than most people are accustomed to across much of the Midwest and Northeast, as lower ground and air temperatures combined with a fluffy or granular nature of snow will accumulate quickly on streets and highways,” AccuWeather said. Chief Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

National meteorologists warn that wintry weather could make the Friday morning commute dangerous in the D.C. area. Drivers should expect slippery road conditions and are urged to slow down and use caution. On sidewalks, steps and walkways, pedestrians should be aware of slippery and icy surfaces.

While temperatures can remain in the 30s during the snowfall, colder weather will follow. The Capital Weather Gang expects Friday night temperatures to be in the mid or upper 10s. High temperatures on Saturday may reach the twenties before returning to the tens at night. Sunday brings highs in the upper 20s and low 30s. By Monday, temperatures in the lower 40s will feel like a relief from the cold.

Here are the upcoming meteorological forecasts for the capital:

Friday: Snow before 10am, then snow, possibly mixed with rain between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of snow after 1pm. High near 34. Chance of rain 90 percent. New snow accumulations of about an inch are possible. At night, there is a slight chance of snow before 1 a.m., mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts up to 18 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent at night.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. At night, the weather is mostly clear, and the minimum temperature is around 18.

Sunday: Sunny, the maximum temperature is close to 32. At night, the weather is mostly clear, and the minimum is around 17.

Monday: Mostly sunny, the maximum temperature is close to 40 degrees. At night, partly cloudy, with a low around 27 degrees.

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