01/25/2013 09:56 am ET

D.C. Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Friday Afternoon, Evening

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WASHINGTON -- Get ready for a messy commute. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the nation's capital and the surrounding area for Friday starting at 2 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m.

The advisory covers much of the region. Although the National Weather Service is only forecasting an inch of snow, it'll be coming during the Friday evening rush hour, a mixture that has traditionally been a recipe for frustration and lunacy on the roads.

As Capital Weather Gang reports:

Light snowfall in D.C. means rush hour could be amplified if we ALL don’t plan accordingly. But don’t panic, this should stay a sweepable snowfall around 1” many spots, but a bit of a range from 0.5” to 2” is possible in the region.

Although the federal government is not closed, but the Office of Personnel Management is allowing federal employees to utilize telework options and use unscheduled leave.

Numerous school districts are closed or are closing early today in Virginia and Maryland. The District of Columbia Public Schools are open.