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Dominic’s Storm Team Forecast: Tracking snow, wind and tidal flooding, then sunshine

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-23 16:44:33-05

Snow and wind, then sunshine….As we move through our Saturday evening, bands of snow will continue to fall across parts of Hampton Roads as the area of low pressure that’s affected us over the past couple of days continues to spin off our coast. There will be some additional snow and ice accumulations tonight as our temperatures continue to fall through the 20s.  And because of those bitterly cold temps, black ice on roads, bridges and overpasses will be a major concern tonight through early Sunday morning, so be careful.

The winds will be a big player in our weather this evening. With strong winds from the north-northwest around 20 and 30 mph, with gusts up to 40-45 mph, there will be a concern for tidal flooding, especially around high tide.  High tide at Sewells Point will be at 8:49 PM Saturday evening. Water levels will mainly reach minor levels. However, some moderate flooding could occur in some spots.

Snow will taper off overnight into early Sunday morning. In fact, as most of us are getting started with our day on Sunday, the clouds will  begin to break up, giving way to a good deal of sunshine through the day. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 30s.  By Monday, highs will be back into the mid and upper 40s, which will help with some of the snow melt. On Tuesday, we’ll have highs in the mid 50s. Rain returns by Wednesday.

Saturday Night: Cloudy Skies. Snow Showers (60%). Windy and Cold. Low temperatures in the mid and upper 20s. Winds: N 20-30 mph, with gusts around 40 mph.

Sunday: Clearing Skies. Windy and Cold. High temperatures in the mid and upper 30s. Winds: N/NW 15-20 mph.

Monday: Mostly Sunny and Cool. High temperatures in the mid and upper 40s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Saturday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1940 Winter Weather – 21.6″ snow in Richmond over 2 day period

Dominic Brown

Meteorologist

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