Winter Storm Watch Issued for Fairfax County

Posted at 3:55 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Fairfax County and the surrounding area from Sunday morning through Monday morning, forecasting snow and sleet changing over to freezing rain Sunday afternoon. Freezing rain is expected to last until late Sunday night or Monday morning before changing to rain.

Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet and a quarter inch or more of ice accumulation is possible. Temperatures will be around 30 degrees with light Northerly winds.

Hazardous travel conditions are probable due to slick roads and icy conditions Sunday and possibly into Monday. NWS also notes that increased power outages are possible 


A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet and ice accumulations that may impact travel. Residents should continue to monitor the latest weather forecasts and plan to avoid traveling Sunday during the storm.

Forecast graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service

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