01/24/2013 07:57 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Snow In D.C.: Forecast Predicts More Snow Friday, Sunnier Weather Over The Weekend (UPDATED)

Sharon McLoone/Patch

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital woke up to a (thin) blanket of white on Thursday.

A winter weather advisory is in now effect until 11 a.m. (The advisory was previously in effect only until 9 a.m.) The high temperature today is expected to be a brutally cold 28 degrees, with an even more brutal low of 20.

The National Weather Service gives a 70 percent chance of more snow on Friday, in the afternoon. The weekend looks to be relatively balmy -- Saturday is predicted to be mostly sunny with a high in the mid-30s; Sunday may get as high as 36.

While Alexandria schools have a late opening, D.C. schools are opening on time. Federal agencies are open, though employees have the option of unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

Check out the area's snow map, and, as the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang reminds:

Be VERY careful commuting and allow extra time...untreated roads are snow-covered and, while this is by no means a crippling storm, slicks conditions are fairly widespread. Main roads are well-treated and in good shape.

Read Patch's guide to safe driving in winter weather here.

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