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CLICK HERE to see the latest Winter Weather watches, warnings, and advisories for Virginia. A winter storm warning is in effect for the western half of the state, and a winter weather advisory is in effect for the I-95 corridor and the Richmond metro area.
We will see some off and on precipitation through this afternoon. It has been all rain across southeastern Virginia, some rain and freezing rain in the metro, and a wintry mix of snow, sleet & freezing rain north & west of Richmond. As warmer air tries to move in from the south this afternoon, the Richmond metro area and points south will transition to plain, non-freezing rain. Areas to the north and west will continue to get freezing rain into this evening.
In terms of ice accumulation in the Metro areas, there will be ice accumulation on power lines and trees, with some icing possible on untreated sidewalks, side streets, bridges and overpasses. Areas north and northwest of the metro could see a decent glaze of ice, along with some sleet accumulation. For locations well west of I-95, a quarter-inch of ice or more is possible by this evening, plus an inch of snow/sleet mixed accumulation. Ice accumulation on power lines will create for power outages in the hardest hit areas.
Temperatures in the metro will slowly warm back above 32° this afternoon into this evening, and stay above freezing overnight. Temperatures in southeast VA will stay above freezing for the rest of the day. Temperatures in western and northern Virginia will stay near or slightly below freezing through tonight.
More rain will be possible tonight into Monday. Some freezing rain or drizzle will be possible well west of I-95, but it should be plain rain everywhere else. Temperatures will rise overnight, and highs Monday in central Virginia will reach the mid 40s to lower 50s with some periods of rain. We will see some additional rainfall on Tuesday, but as colder air rushes back into the area later in the day, there could be some light snow for the last couple of hours of precipitation. Temperatures will be above freezing at the surface when that chance comes, so if any accumulations do occur, it would be on grassy surfaces only.
After that, we will have dry and chilly weather for the middle and end of the work-week. Another system could bring some rain showers by Saturday.
Tune to CBS 6 Sunday for frequent updates on this developing winter storm.
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