Thursday, January 24, 2013
More than 500 trucks will be out salting roads, officials say.
Northern Virginia woke up to a blanket of snow Thursday and began preparing for the Round 2 forecasted for Friday. Weather forecasters say to expect more snow to start falling between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday. There is a 70 percent chance that Northern Virginia will get hit with snow, said Steve Goldstein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said it won’t be a lot, but will fall throughout Friday's rush hour. “We’re looking at another inch or maybe an inch and a half,” Goldstein said. The region was coated with about an inch of snow Thursday morning. Virginia Department of Transportation salted main roads to help ease the morning commute. Joan Morris, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said crews will pre-treat main roads Thursday …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The storm watch begins Thursday morning.
Update 2:30 p.m. Thursday: The Winter Weather Advisory for the Washington area has been canceled. -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather storm watch for the Fairfax County area which will be in effect Thursday morning until late Thursday night. Heavy snow is expected during this time, accumulating to an estimated five inches. Snow may mix with rain earlier in the day and will become heavier throughout the afternoon. Snowfall is expected to end Thursday night. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s, and winds are expected to be northwest 5 to 10 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Roads may become slick and covered in snow, especially during the evening rush hour. According to NWS, a winter storm watch means there is a potential…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rain and snow are in the forecast today.
Cold rain and a possibility for some rain mixed with snow are in the forecast for this afternoon in McLean, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature will be near 46 degrees. The weather service says snow accumulation will be less than half an inch and the chance of the snow sticking around is low. Evening temperatures will reach 35 degrees and with a northwest wind around 10 to 13 mph. Roads may be slick for your evening commute. Thursday's forecast calls for wind and temperatures in the 50s.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service reports this line of storms is dangerous.
A service thunderstorm warning is in effect in the area until 4:30 p.m. The line of storms has a history of producing hail and gusting winds, according to the National Weather Service. "This is a dangerous line of storm," the warning reports. "If you are in its path...move indoors to a sturdy building and stay away from windows." At 3:50 p.m., The Washington Post reported that a storm produced a tornado near Fairfax City. Patch has not been able to confirm the the presence of a tornado in the area. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. This story has been updated.
Friday, July 20, 2012
National Weather Service says rainfall could amount to an inch to 2 inches per hour this afternoon in some areas of McLean, Fairfax County
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for McLean and Fairfax County beginning at noon Friday and lasting for much of the evening. The weather service predicts rainfall could amount to an inch to 2 inches per hour in afternoon storms. That amount could cause local rivers, streams or creeks to overflow and flood surrounding low-lying areas, NWS says. The watch ends at 11 p.m. Friday. Here are forecasts for McLean from the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Be careful out there.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
UPDATE 5:06 pm. The National Weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm WARNING for northern Fairfax County. UPDATE 1:43pm. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for McLean and the Washington Metro area until 9p.m. The earlier heat advisory remains in effect. At this hour it is 98 degrees in McLean, and it feels like a broiler. Forecasts: ORIGINAL STORY: The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for McLean, Fairfax and the Washington area. Fairfax County officials alerted residents to the heat advisory, saying outside temperatures will feel like 105 degrees. The actual high temperature will be in the upper 90s. A heat advisory means the combination…
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Friday, July 6, 2012
With three digit temperatures expected, officials ask residents to stay inside.
Excessive heat and unhealthy air warnings are in effect for the McLean area for much of this weekend. The excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 pm. Friday and resumes Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A Code Red air quality alert has been issued for Saturday by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Code Red means air quality is unhealthy for everyone. The National Weather Service: says maximum temperatures will reach 100 this afternoon and up to 105 on Saturday. The heat index will reach around 105 this afternoon, and around 110 on Saturday, the service said. The warnings carry a high risk of heat exhaustion or other heat-related illness for those without air-conditioning or those spending time outdoors for an …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Temperatures will soar from Thursday and Monday.
Fairfax County has notified residents that an excessive heat watch is in effect all day Friday with temperatures in the upper 90's and a heat index of up to 110 degrees. Today the high temperature will be 94 and sunny. Temperatures will soar Friday and through the weekend. Here is the National Weather Service extended forecast for McLean. Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 105. West wind …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Strong storms are expected this afternoon.
Friday, June 22, 2012
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for McLean and all of Fairfax County and Northern Virginia until 9 p.m. this evening. The National Weather Service forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. today. Thunderstorms have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfalls this afternoon and evening, NWS said. Forecast Late Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5 p.m. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. West wind around 8 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m…