The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for Alexandria and surrounding areas in effect until 4:00 a.m. Tuesday February 16, 2016. The winter weather advisory is no longer in effect.
The NWS predicts that snow will change to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon with freezing rain continuing into the evening. Precipitation will gradually change to rain tonight. Accumulation is expected to be from 4 to 6 inches with 1/10 inch of ice. Winds will be out of the Southeast at 10-15 m.p.h.. Temperatures will be in the lower 20s rising to lower the 30s this afternoon and above freezing by late tonight.
A winter storm warning means that significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.