If you follow anyone living in Washington D.C. on social media, you probably know all too well that the region is about to be hit by a massive blizzard. The National Weather Service is predicting the city gets 24 inches of snow Friday night and Saturday, with some suburbs getting even more than that.
Charlottesville, Virginia, two and a half hours from D.C., will be hit with between 18 and 30 inches of snow, which will force Saturday’s game between Virginia and Syracuse to be pushed to Sunday at 7 p.m. and, as a consequence of that rescheduling, Monday’s game between Virginia and Wake Forest in Winston-Salem to be bumped to Tuesday, the ACC announced.
The storm will not hit quite as hard in Philadelphia (only 10-18 inches, per the National Weather Service), but Villanova’s game against Providence, a top 20 matchup on Saturday, will be postponed until Sunday anyway.
Somehow amid the furious flurry of rescheduling in advance of the furious flurry of snow, the Wizards remain slated to take on the Jazz at 5:30 on Saturday, with owner Ted Leonsis saying he’s monitoring the forecast.
We will monitor the forecast and consult with the NHL/NBA regarding games this weekend. We will communicate any changes via our platforms.
— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) January 20, 2016
The entire D.C. metro has closed its schools for Friday, and the city’s metro rail will be closed between Friday night and Sunday, but NBA basketball will apparently go on.