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Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a rain/snow mix, then much colder weather

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 19:59:23-05

Tracking a rain/snow mix, then much colder weather….Are you ready for some snow? Well, some of us could see a little snow on Sunday, while others will see a cold rain.

As we move through our Sunday, all eyes will be on an area of low pressure over the Gulf Coast. The low will move our way but stay offshore. With it in our backyard, it will likely bring us a quick shot of wintry weather. We’ll likely start our Sunday morning under mostly cloudy skies. Then, rain will begin moving into the area by mid morning (roughly 8-10 am) over our western communities closer to I-95. Some snow could mix in though.

Between 10 and 12 pm, a lot of us will have a cold rain, with some snowflakes mixing in. However, some communities may see mainly snow by this point, especially along the I-95 corridor and portions of the Middle Peninsula, the Northern Neck and the Williamsburg area. Between 12 and 3 pm, the focus for snow will likely shift to the Eastern Shore. However, a few snowflakes could mix in for Southside before the system races off the coast between 3 and 6 pm.

Little to no accumulation is expected for much of this event. In fact, if we see any accumulations, it will likely happen on grassy surfaces because our temperatures are expected to stay above freezing through the day. Portions of the Eastern Shore, though, could see a dusting, based on some of our forecast models and the duration of snow that could fall over that area. High temperatures will be in the lower 40s. Winds will be breezy from the north between 10 and 15 mph.

We’ll start to see a bit more sun Monday and Tuesday, but it won’t be warm at all. High temperatures will only rise into the mid 30s! Then, by next weekend, another weather system could bring us a chance of snow, especially late next Friday into Saturday. Stay tuned.

Saturday Night: Mostly Cloudy. Chilly. Low temperatures in the mid and upper 30s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy.  Rain/Snow Mix (70%). Little to no accumulation expected. If any, mainly on grassy surfaces. High temperatures in the lower 40s. Winds: N 10-15 mph.

Monday: Partly Cloudy and Cold. Breezy. High temperatures in the mid 30s. Winds: W 10-20 mph.

Saturday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1831 Winter Weather: “The Great Snowstorm” Heavy Snow, Blizzard Conditions

2003 Winter Storm: 4-8″ Cent VA, 1-3″ rest of AKQ area

Dominic Brown

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