Saturday’s Forecast: Very windy and more snow

Posted at 6:35 AM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-23 07:20:38-05

Very windy and another round of snow… Winds will continue to crank today as the area of low pressure drifts off of the Virginia coast. Expect NW winds at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45+ possible. Winds will begin to relax by Sunday afternoon.

The strong winds will create coastal and tidal flooding issues, especially for parts of the Southside. Watch out for flooding during times of high tide. For Sewells Point that is 8:30 AM and 8:49 PM on Saturday. Water levels could reach to “Moderate” flooding levels.

We will start with scattered rain showers and drizzle this morning. Rain will transition to snow as colder air wraps around the backside of the low. Our temperatures will be falling through the 30s today, causing the rain to transition back to snow from west to east through midday and the afternoon. Snowfall totals for today will range from 2” to 4” near I-95, 1” to 2” for the Peninsulas, inland Southside and inland NC, 1” or less for the Eastern Shore, coastal Southside, the Albemarle and Outer Banks.

Snow will taper off after midnight and skies will clear Sunday morning. Temperatures will start near 30 Sunday morning so watch out for icy spots. Highs will reach to the mid and upper 30s with plenty of sunshine for Sunday afternoon. The above freezing temps, wind and sun should help the melting process.

Today: Cloudy, AM Rain to PM Snow(70%), Windy. Temps falling into the 30s. Winds: NW 20-30 G45

Tonight: Cloudy, Snow(70%), Windy. Lows near 30. Winds: NW 20-30G40

Tomorrow: Clearing Skies, Windy. Highs in the upper 30s. Winds: NW 10-20

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

January 23rd

1940 Winter Weather - 21.6" snow in Richmond over 2 day period

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