Weekend Snow Storm Now a Winter Storm Warning

Posted at 12:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon until 1 p.m. on Sunday. Forecasters anticipate significant snow, with total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected.

Winter Storm Warning Jan. 12, 2019

NWS expected snowfall map

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible due to snow covered and slippery roads. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Be careful as you venture out on steps, sidewalks and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall.

Weather Forecast

Sign up for severe weather alerts from Fairfax Alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alertsToday: Snow, mainly after 1 p.m. High near 33. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tonight: Snow. Low around 28. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday: Snow. High near 33. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Sunday Night: A chance of snow, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

National Weather Service Forecast for Jan. 12-13, 2019

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