First snow of 2017 over; slick roads expected

WASHINGTON — The D.C. region had its first measurable snowfall Friday but the precipitation did not last very long.

Forecasters predicted modest snow totals, but some area schools canceled their Thursday evening activities and the region could see even more snow this weekend.


A few flurries fell Thursday afternoon. In D.C. snow fell in parts of Northwest shortly after 1 a.m. Friday. A dusting up to 1 inch is possible in the District. But depending on when the flakes stop flying, the morning commute could still be slick for some.

Areas to the north and west were under a weather advisory until 5 a.m. but it was canceled before 4 a.m. Friday. The advisory covered northern Montgomery and western Loudoun counties, as well as areas to the north and west, including both Frederick counties in Maryland and Virginia.

Snow is back in the forecast on Saturday, with snow showers expected to drop between 1 and 3 inches of snow mainly east of Interstate 95 in Southern Maryland. In D.C., forecasters are calling for some light snow showers.

Get the latest forecast on the weather page.


Get up-to-date traffic conditions on WTOP’s traffic page.


Several school systems in the D.C. region, including Fairfax County Public Schoools and Prince William County Public Schools canceled evening activities Thursday.

Check out WTOP’s Closings and Delays page for the full list.

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