Manassas is under a winter storm warning,’ with 3 to 7 inches of snow forecast.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park, anticipating “heavy snow” with accumulations of 3 to 7 inches.
The weather service upgraded the region from a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3.
The latest “urgent” notice encompasses a large area of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, extending south and west to include not just Northern Virginia, but also Fauquier County, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Charlottesville, and west central Virginia.
The warning predicts total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches with gusts blowing up to 35 miles per hour.
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On Monday, Jan. 3, the warning will be in place from 1 a.m. until 4 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, all regions in pink on this revised map are now under a winter storm warning, with 3 to 7 inches of snow forecast.
Traveling might be a challenge. “If you must travel, have an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,” the warning adds, adding, “If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”
The warning states that steps, sidewalks, and driveways will likely be icy and slick, increasing the danger of falls and injury.
Keep an eye on the Prince William Times for further information.
Sunday, Jan. 2 at 9:21 a.m.: Are you prepared for some snow? According to the National Weather Service, as much as 3 to 5 inches of snow might fall beginning tonight.
As of 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, Prince William, Loudoun, Fairfax, Stafford, and Spotsylvania counties, as well as the towns of Manassas and Manassas Park and other sections of Northern Virginia, are under a winter storm watch. According to the National Weather Service, 3 to 5 inches of snow might fall, with wind gusts reaching 40 miles per hour.
Snow is expected to start falling Sunday night and last until Monday morning.
“Travel may be challenging. The meteorological service warns that “the dangerous circumstances may have an influence on the morning commute.”
In the past 24 hours, the prognosis for Monday has shifted dramatically. A low-pressure system moved north and west, bringing “the possibility of heavy snowfall into areas of our region,” according to the weather service.
The storm is expected to hit on the first day when tens of thousands of pupils return to school following a two-week holiday. Of the wake of a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, parents and teachers are already raising worries about returning to the classroom.
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With 1,567 cases reported on Friday, Dec. 31, the Prince William Health District set a new record for COVID-19 infections in a single day. The percentage of those who were positive was 27.5 percent.
Nonetheless, Superintendent LaTanya McDade said in a letter released late Thursday, Dec. 30, that students and instructors will return to school as scheduled, with no necessity for COVID-19 examinations at the outset.
There has been no indication on whether or not schools would alter their plans due to the winter storm.
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