During the time frame between Halloween and Christmas, Northern Virginia had been experiencing unseasonably warm weather with a few dips in temperature. This morning it looks as if winter has arrived.
Winter weather has moved into the Northern Virginia area, after a long stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures. On Christmas Eve some wet snow had moved into the area and on Christmas morning dense fog had arrived. This morning the region surrounding Washington, D.C. is seeing snow.
While Christmas Day saw mostly sunny skies in Fairfax County, the day after is another story. This morning this area of Northern Virginia awoke to snow, sleet and, with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, probable slick spots on the roads during this morning's commute.
Thick fog covers the area on Christmas morning 2012 in Fairfax County, Va. If memory serves, Route 28 is beyond the guardrail in this image.
According to WTVR News in Richmond, the storm that has been severely effecting regions of the U.S. is moving eastward and reaching Virginia. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through tomorrow morning for Virginia, reports the Washington Post.
Light snow covers these plants early morning on Dec. 26
To date, Northern Virginia has generally had mild days in terms of weather, with only a bit of frost in the mornings. Although, if this week's weather is any indicator, things are about to change into more of a seasonably cold winter. At time of publish (approximately 9:15 a.m. EST), the rain/sleet has switched over to steady snow. This image was taken at time of publish.