Some of the coldest weather in many months is headed our way over the next few days and there’s a possibility that some snow showers may coat the ground overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
VDOT crews, anticipating slippery conditions, began pre-treating highways Tuesday.
And at the National Weather Service office in Sterling they’re rolling out a new type of weather advisory. It’s called a Potential Winter Community Winter Hazard Statement. Just a small threat of travel-impacting weather will trigger this alert…even if forecasters don’t really expect a storm. You might call it a better-safe-than-sorry advisory.
And forecasts, themselves, are going to be written with more specific information. For example, the DC area forecast for the end of the week includes specific time-lines: