AN APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS GOING TO BRING A SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO PARTS OF VIRGINIA… MOSTLY RAIN IS EXPECTED IN HAMPTON ROADS

We here in Hampton Roads won’t see much (if any) sunshine this weekend as overrunning moisture from an approaching frontal system has already produced a solid deck of high to mid-level clouds. Saturday should be dry for the most part. However, rain will overspread the region tonight and it should be with us most of Sunday. Rainfall totals may be upwards of one inch. Sunday will be a day to just stay indoors and watch a movie, football, etc. Areas just to our north and west will see a mix of snow, sleet, and rain. Further to the northwest, a significant snowfall is likely. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for those areas that are expected to be impacted by snow tonight and tomorrow. It’s impossible to predict exactly where that boundary of accumulating snow will set up as models are not in full agreement. However, at this time, it seems that the most of South Side Hampton Roads will not see any significant snow accumulation. As you get up to the Williamsburg area, there may be some accumulation. The Richmond area and points north and west should get a significant snowfall. Check out my Weather Fact on the Weatherdudes website on why it is so difficult to predict snow here in Hampton Roads. It explains many of the factors involved. Winds out of the northeast will be quite strong as the low pressure approaches on Sunday. It is possible that precipitation ends as snow even across the southeastern cities Sunday night, but that is not a certainty. The low moves out to sea on Monday, and we will see improving conditions, although it will still be on the chilly side. Some moderation of temperatures is expected later in the week.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!

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