RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Our biggest snow event of the season will be here before we know it.
Clouds will increase this morning and by noon we will be mainly cloudy. The system we’re tracking is coming out of the southern Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley. This system will spread snow into the region between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The snow will be light at first but gradually pick up and by midnight, if not sooner, it will be snowing very good. The problem is, as always, warmer air will intrude into this system and there is a good bet that many of you for Petersburg, tri-cities and points south will see sleet mixing in with this system. This will vary the accumulations greatly across Central Virginia.
The metro-Richmond area including the City of Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover will see 6 to 12 inches of snow. For the tri-cities, Dinwiddie and Lunenburg counties will see 4 to 6 inches of snow with sleet.
Areas south along U.S. Highway 58 will see 2 to 4 inches with substantial sleet mixing in with this system. The commute into work will be rather difficult at best on Tuesday morning, but the snow will be tapering off around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. We might see some late day sunshine but it will remain cold with highs near 30.
Wednesday will be sunny and cold with highs in the middle to upper 20’s. A reinforcing shot of cold air will come into during Wednesday night with lows near 5.
Thursday and Friday will be very cold with highs around 20. Clouds will increase later Saturday with highs in the upper 20’s.
There is a chance of more snow for Sunday and Monday of next week.