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Wintry mix possible in some areas Sunday

RICHMOND, Va. --  A storm system will spread some rain into the region by late Sunday morning.  Temperatures will be cold enough north and west of Richmond to allow for a brief period of a wintry mix.

Snow could mix with sleet and then change to freezing rain for a few hours as temperatures hold in the low to mid 30s.  Some slick spots will be possible.  This mix will transition to just plain rain Sunday afternoon.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for northern and western Virginia. Areas near and west of I-81 will see snow and a wintry mix the longest, and minor accumulations are possible there.  One computer model shows the potential for some icing:

There will be a big spread in temperatures Sunday afternoon.  Cold air will be wedged against the east side of the mountains, and this will area will have highs in the upper 30s/lower 40s.  Away from that wedge of cold air, highs will be near 60° in southeastern Virginia.

Periods of rain will affect the Commonwealth Sunday afternoon, and over one-half inch of rain is possible.

 

Rain will exit Sunday evening.   It will be dry Monday and Tuesday before another chance of rain on Wednesday.

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