Winter Storm Warning issued for the DC Metro area Saturday into Sunday

    Winter Storm Warnings expanded to the DC Metro

    A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the DC Metro area and points south. This is in effect from this afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Snow totals of 4 to 7 inches will be likely in the DC Metro with slightly higher totals of 6 to 9+ inches from Culpeper, east to Fredericksburg and Southern Maryland. Below is a look at our latest snowfall totals map. It should be noted that there hasn't been a major shift in the guidance since the Metro was very close to warning criteria Friday afternoon.

    The upper-level low is more organized than originally forecast several days ago so that is now playing a part in a stronger system and slightly higher snowfall totals for the area. While not a major storm, this will be significant and will make for plenty of delays and cancellations into early next week.

    Snow will begin around noon into the early afternoon around DC. The heaviest snow should come between 7pm tonight and 10am Sunday so please try to stay off the roads if possible. Since it has been so cold over the past several days, roads should become covered and treacherous rather quickly.

    Total snowfall potential for the area through Sunday night

    Programming note:

    Chief Meteorologist Bill Kelly will be in tonight at 10pm and 11pm for the latest updates joining Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff.

    Meteorologist Veronica Johnson will be in from 7am to 9am Sunday morning for a special addition of Good Morning Washington joining Meteorologist Alex Liggitt.

    Please send in your reports and pictures throughout the storm, be safe and have fun!

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