The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Arlington and the D.C. region Friday.
Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour are expected to combine with temperatures between 14 and 21 degrees for a bitterly cold Friday. Meanwhile, snow is currently moving in to the area, as forecasters are calling for about an inch of accumulation in Arlington through Friday morning.
The wind advisory from NWS is below.
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON EST FRIDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON EST FRIDAY.
* TIMING…LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 50 MPH.
* IMPACTS…SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. DIFFICULTY DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. SECURE OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND TAKE CARE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
AAA Mid-Atlantic is warning drivers to prepare for the extreme cold.
“Extreme temperature shifts are hard on your vehicle, so don’t get caught off guard by the coming winter weather,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Lon Anderson. “Drivers should make sure their vehicles are prepared with proper levels of antifreeze, a strong battery, and plenty of windshield washer fluid. Also keep an emergency kit in the trunk should you run into any problems during your commute.”