First snow of 2019 to hit DC area Saturday afternoon

Forecast snow totals

The first snow maker of 2019 will be here in less than 24-hours and it will likely bring enough snow to cause some issues around the area.

As of 10:15 p.m. the storm is still in the Central Plains but causing widespread snow from Colorado to Kentucky.

That storm will continue to move east, bringing cloud cover overnight and our first flakes of snow by early afternoon on Saturday. At this point there are nearly 1,700 miles worth of Winter Weather Warnings and Advisories, including the entire DMV.

The D.C. Metro is under a Winter Storm Warning, while areas north of the District are under Winter Weather Advisories. Both go into effect at 4pm on Saturday and last through Sunday.

Our forecast ranges from 3"-6" for the D.C. area, with slightly lower totals north and higher totals south.

The snow will likely be wet and heavy, good for snowball fights and snowmen, but not good for driving conditions. Schools will likely have delays and closings on Monday and commute times may be slow despite the fact that the system will be well out of our area by Sunday night.

Drive safe. and try to take some time to enjoy!

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