With the threat of a winter storm in the Valley, and only two holiday shopping weekends left, Mother Nature affected some of the shopping schedules of people in the area. Some people still braved the weather to shop for Christmas.
While most of the storm missed the Valley, residents still had to deal with freezing rain, ice and gusty winds, but that still didn't keep them away from continuing their holiday shopping. Shoppers continued to hit the stores all day Saturday before the bad weather hit. Despite the icy conditions, some shoppers say they went back for round two in the afternoon.
"If it was ice, but it wasn't so, we didn't go. We stayed at home for a little while. This morning we went to church, and after that went back out on the road," said Timmy Williams, who came from Luray to shop.
"Yesterday I stayed in and just sat on the couch and did other work and did Christmas cards because I did not feel like going out in the weather at all," said Dena Eshleman.
Shoppers say they were just glad that the storm didn't hit the Valley too hard.