A look at this weekend's snow

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This weekend's storm brought our area the first snow of 2019. It provided some challenges to forecast.

Photo submitted to WHSV by Debra Ritchie

The original forecast was four to eight inches of snow for most in the Valley, but when it looked like a heavy band of snow was going to impact the area overnight Saturday, our First Alert Storm Team increased our forecasted totals to seven to twelve inches. Overnight, this heavy band of snow shifted east to D.C. and Northern Virginia, leaving us with the amount of snow originally forecasted.

Overall, the snow caused the worst road conditions Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Beyond that, interstates and primary roads were mostly clear and many have been able to get out and enjoy the snow. Check out the beautiful photos and videos we got from our viewers this weekend!

Crews with local cities and VDOT will continue the clearing process for secondary and neighborhood roads on Monday. With cold temperatures each day, Monday night into early Tuesday morning and Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning will have risks of black ice from re-freezing.

Dry weather is on the way for the beginning of the week, but we're already busy keeping an eye on a system that looks like it may bring us winter weather next weekend. Stay tuned for updates on the WHSV weather app, which you can find on Android here or on iOS here.

You can submit photos and video to us through the WHSV Weather app or online at here.


Photo submitted by Ellen Gooden