Rain will move into the Alexandria area on Thursday evening before turning to a mix of ice, sleet and snow early Friday – and Alexandria students scored another day at home.

“All schools will implement synchronous virtual learning on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Class schedules will include synchronous teaching via Zoom, which means live virtual teaching with teachers, as well as independent work,” said Alexandria Public Schools announced Wednesday evening.

Fairfax County Public Schools announced, “Due to an early morning snow forecast, all Fairfax County Public Schools students will participate in virtual learning on Thursday, January 20. Students will have synchronous instruction (teacher-led) with a two-hour shift for colleges and high schools. All elementary schools will start at 10:30 a.m. … The previously scheduled early dismissal will remain in effect. Students will be kicked out of virtual instruction two hours early.”

Snow in the forecast

Precipitation is expected to begin after 11 p.m. Wednesday as temperatures drop after an abnormally hot day. Temperatures will drop from the 40s to the 30s and land in the upper 20s at sunrise Thursday. The rain could turn into flurries and lead to icy conditions on the roads Thursday morning. “Snow accumulations of up to two inches with locally higher amounts of about three inches are possible,” according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasts are mixed beyond Friday, with some meteorologists forecasting more snow Friday night and Saturday, and others saying to expect cloudy skies but no snow or rain accumulation.

According to the Capital Weather Gang“Friday night and weekend are a question mark at this point, with some models showing the possibility of snow from Friday night to Saturday or Saturday night to Sunday, and some models showing mostly dry conditions. Temperatures should stay fresh with weekend highs near 30 to near 40. Confidence: low.”

by the team at Alexandria Living magazine

January 19, 2022

6:57 p.m.