Many school systems have already closed and, by the time you read this, many of the rest may have also thrown in the towel.
Five to eight inches of snow have fallen around the region, and because it continues to snow, road conditions are unlikely to be in shape for most schools to feel comfortable opening their doors Monday.
The biggest wild card is District of Columbia public schools, which try to stay open when possible because many students use public transportation or walk. We think they will at least delay, with a 50-50 chance of closing.
As for the federal government, the offices that are not shut down will probably offer an unscheduled leave policy and maybe even a delay. We don’t think the government will close entirely, but we might be surprised.