The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the Washington, D.C. area. The warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. this evening.
Snow between 10 to 20 inches is expected to fall, with blowing snow and snow drifts between 2 to 4 feet possible. The snow will continue through the mid-afternoon and strong winds are expected to continue into the early evening.
Temperatures will be in the lower 20s with winds from 25 to 35 MPH and wind gusts around 55 MPH.
The NWS warns that is is dangerous to venture outside, saying it is life threatening for anyone who becomes stranded.
The NWS says people should not drive, and if they must, to carry a survival kit and stay with their vehicle if they get stranded.