Fairfax County’s First Snow of 2019 Expected This Weekend

Posted at 2:30 p.m.

It seems more certain that we’re in for our first snow of 2019 this weekend.

National Weather Service Snow Map January 2019

The National Weather Service forecast for Fairfax County is for 3-4 inches, with snow moving into the area most likely after 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Throughout Saturday we should see light snow with about ½” on the ground by nightfall. Temperatures tomorrow will be in the low to mid 30s with calm winds. As the evening progresses, we will begin to see a steadier snowfall with an additional 2-4” overnight. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s with a light wind of 5 mph.

On Sunday, snow continues and will taper off and move out of the area around  by 1 p.m. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s with winds of 5-8 mph. There  could be some additional snow showers later Sunday and into the evening, however, no additional accumulation is expected.

In anticipation of the snow, Courtney Arroyo from our Emergency Management Office says in this video that now is a good time to prepare.

Enjoy the first snowfall of the new year … and stay safe if you must venture out! And remember, if you have a police, fire or medical emergency, call (or text) 9-1-1. For non-emergency needs, call 703-691-2131.

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