WEATHER: When will the snow arrive?

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – After a clear, cold start this morning with lows area-wide in the 20s, we’ll rebound nicely into this afternoon with cool highs in the low 50s. Skies will remain mostly sunny this afternoon, but we’ll still be a little breezy again today from the west-northwest, which may make it still feel a bit chilly to you at times.

Temperatures will moderate a little on Saturday, with highs returning to the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies.  Cloud-cover will increase quickly Saturday night into Sunday morning ahead of our next storm system.

This next storm system will bring a wintry mix to central Virginia by mid-morning Sunday, moving in from the southwest to the northeast. In western Virginia, especially along the I-81 corridor, the precipitation type will be completely snow. The farther southeast you go in Virginia, the more likely you will start the event as a cold rain. In Richmond, we could see a mixed bag of winter precipitation at times Sunday from mid-day through the afternoon, but temperatures will be above freezing during this time-frame. That will likely hinder some of our accumulation potential Sunday. However, as deeper, colder air surges southeast into Virginia while a surface low intensifies offshore, a gradual transition to all snow will occur in all of central Virginia Sunday night into Monday morning.  The exact track of this system is still uncertain, but it continues to look favorable for accumulating snow across much of central Virginia, and especially for the western parts of the state.

The overall pattern will keep temperatures well below normal through the end of next week.  CLICK HERE to read more about our expected cold end to March after an already chilly month so far.

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