Possible Snow Showers on Valentine’s Night

RICHMOND (WRIC)—Nearly the entire Commonwealth was hit with heavy snow Wednesday and Thursday; some areas saw more than two feet of accumulation. Here in Central Virginia, the ABC 8 News StormTracker weather team says we can expect to see just a few more snow showers Friday night.

Sunny skies will be across the region Friday and it will be seasonably cool, with highs in the middle 40s. A few clouds will begin to roll in later Friday afternoon, as a weather system approaches from the Ohio Valley. That system will give us more clouds tonight, and we will see a few snow showers or rain showers after midnight. We do not expect any significant accumulation, as this will be a very weak system.


Any lingering rain or snow showers on Saturday morning will give way to partly sunny skies in the afternoon, with highs around 40 degrees. Mostly sunny skies will be across the region on Sunday and it will be chilly, with highs around 40 degrees.


Monday will start the warming trend that will continue for much of next week, as we will see highs in the middle to upper 40s under mostly sunny skies. Clouds and rain showers are possible Tuesday, with highs in the middle 50s. Partly sunny skies will be around for Wednesday and Thursday, and if most of our snowpack is gone, we will climb into the middle 60s, but if the snow is still around, we will only be in the lower 50s.


Stay with ABC 8 News on air, online and on the go throughout this and other winter weather that will affect our area this season.

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Emergency Management

American Red Cross – Greater Richmond Chapter; 804-780-2250; www.redcross.org/va/richmond; @RedCrossRVA

Chesterfield County Emergency Management Division; 804-796-7068; www.chesterfield.gov/em/; @EMChesterfield

City of Colonial Heights Office of Emergency Management; 804-520-9387; http://www.colonialheightsva.gov/index.aspx?NID=201; @ColHeightsVA 

City of Hopewell Office of Emergency Management; 804-541-2298; www.hopewellva.gov/public-safety/office-of-emergency-management/

City of Petersburg Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services; 804-733-2328; www.petersburg-va.org/fire/

City of Richmond Office of Emergency Management; 804-646-2504; www.richmondgov.com/fire/emergencymanagement.aspx; @RFDVA 

Federal Emergency Management Agency; 1-800-621-3362; www.fema.gov; @fema

Henrico County Office of Emergency Management; 804-501-4900; www.co.henrico.va.us/fire/emergencymgmt/; @HenricoOEM; @HenricoFire 

Virginia Department of Emergency Management; 804-897-6500; www.vaemergency.gov; @VDEM



Power Companies

Appalachian Power; 1-800-956-4237; www.appalachianpower.com; @AppalachianPowe

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative; 434-263-8336; www.forcvec.com; @MyCVEC

Dominion Virginia Power; 1-866-366-4357; www.dom.com; @DomVAPower

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative; 1-877-632-5688; www.meckelec.org; @MECooperative

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative; 804-333-3621; www.nnec.coop; @NorthernNeckEC

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative; 1-888-335-0500; www.novec.com; @NOVEC

Prince George Electric Cooperative; 804-834-2424; www.pgec.coop

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative; 1-800-552-3904; www.myrec.coop; @RappElecCoop

Southside Electric Cooperative; 1-866-878-5514; www.sec.coop


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