RICHMOND, Va. -- A mix of sleet and snow will continue overnight, along with strong winds causing the visibility to drop below 1/2 mile at times.
The mix will likely change back to snow in the morning, as the main storm takes shape off the Southeast coast and moves north. So more wind and snow is in the forecast to begin the weekend.
Wake up with CBS 6 News starting at 6 a.m. Saturday with Meteorologists Nikki-Dee Ray and Mike Stone for latest hour-by-hour updates on the winter storm.
Here’s your final update on the winter storm for tonight. We’re seeing more heavy sleet before we get some more snow on the back of the system Saturday.
We’ll be back Saturday morning starting at 6 a.m.
Did you hear the thundersleet?
Meteorologists Zach Daniel and Mike Goldberg have the latest update on the winter storm. When exactly will this wintry mix stop?
Jasmine Norwood explains how Dominion crews are working to keep the power from going out during the storm.
Shelby Brown reports VDOT’s primary focus right now is clearing the interstates.
Wayne Covil has a look at conditions west of metro Richmond.
Here’s your 7 p.m. update on the winter storm.
Has it started snowing where you live? Weigh in on the WTVR CBS 6 Facebook page.
Due to the inclement weather forecast for Jan. 22 through 24, Henrico refuse collection will be delayed. Refuse collection had already been delayed due to the Martin Luther King holiday earlier this week; residents can expect collection as follows:
Curbside recycling collection is on normal schedule this week (no delay due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday). For more information related to curbside recycling collection, please check the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority website, http://www.cvwma.com.
Nikki-Dee has a 9:30 a.m. snow update.
Snow is now falling in Winterpock/Woodlake…
Mike Stone provides an 8:30 a.m. snow update.
Roadways are covered in Roanoke… The system will be in Central Virginia soon… Please stay safe!
You can watch the snow approach via live stream here: http://wtvr.com/on-air/live-streaming-wc/
By the time the storm exits, final accumulations will be heaviest well north and west of Richmond, where over one foot of snow will fall. The Richmond metro area will easily see 5-6″ of snow will the potential for some one foot totals. Some of the accumulation will be difficult to measure as Friday’s snow may get packed down by the wintry mix, and will drop if any rain develops. However, additional snow on Saturday will add additional accumulation. Areas far south and east of Richmond will see the least amount of snow, ranging from a trace to 4″.
Precipitation will be in the form of snow as temperatures will stay in the 20s to around 30° into the afternoon. Accumulations of at least a few inches will occur by Friday evening.