Skies have become mostly clear across the area this afternoon, and should be completely clear overnight. Breezy northwest winds will subside after midnight, just long enough for frost and freeze conditions to be met across western Virginia. The image below indicates the counties affected.
A storm system currently over the NE Pacific Ocean will move across the U.S. this weekend into the first half of next week, developing into a Nor’easter off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Wednesday. The most aggressive computer model and its ensemble members continue to put Richmond right on the edge of the rain/snow line, with very little accumulation. The graphic below shows the accumulated snow for next Wed/Thu.
As things stand now, there would be a narrow band of accumulating snow west of Richmond. There’s a lot of ground to cover and plenty of time for the track of this system to change, so stay tuned… -Zach