Monday’s winter storm could be ‘biggest’ of season

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Monday’s winter storm looks colder and wetter with every model suite, CBS 6 chief meteorologist Zach Daniel posted on Facebook Saturday night.

“Could very well be the biggest event for Richmond this winter,” he posted. “Kids across a large area will likely be out of school at least Monday and Tuesday.”

While accumulations are a tough call, due to the fact that we expect an extended period of sleet in metro-Richmond. The potential exists for over four inches of snow and sleet  to set up over the Metro.

The farther south you go, the more sleet and mixed precipitation will be involved, holding down accumulation totals. Well north and west of the Metro, from northern Caroline west to Louisa and Charlottesville and points north, more than 6″are likely.

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Behind this storm, very cold air will stick around through Tuesday, with temperatures some 20 degrees below “normal” for this time of the year.  Icy conditions are likely Tuesday morning.

5 comments

  • jrcat7

    “could be biggest of season”…. sorry, I’ve just come in from running around my yard like a chicken with my head cut off… It seems after the “weather event” that you mis-called last week you’d be a little humble in your forecasts…

    …course the students…well they don’t get snow days anymore… they’ve all retired for the year on Channel 6 weather days.

    I notice Intellicast and the other more level-headed services couch their predictions in terms of percentages.

    Channel 6 would say Difficult to call but could be THE WORST STORM OF THE YEAR”…YIKES!!

    NWS is calling for 90% chance of rain, 40% chance of snow with 2 inches possible. Sounds a little more reasonable.

  • scott

    wtvr is a joke when it comes to predictions,anything to get people to download their crappy sponsored app.

  • JANIS

    ACTUALLY…THIS IS THE NWS

    Tonight Rain before 4am, then rain and sleet. Low around 32. North wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
    Monday Snow and sleet, becoming all snow after 11am. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 23 by 1pm. Breezy, with a north wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

  • jrcat7

    The NWS forecast you see is based on the city or zip that you use. Different parts of Richmond can have varying forecasts.

    I asked my mother in law why she still watches 6 weather after all the bungles this winter. She said she thinks the weather guy is “cute”.

    I said that’s ok…long as you ignore his forecasts.

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