Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Snow and extreme cold

Posted at 5:19 AM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 06:47:33-05

Snow moving in… Snow will build through the Mid-Atlantic today as an area of low pressure slides to our south. A few stray flurries may sneak in this morning but most of our snow will start around midday.

Snow showers will move out from west to east early this evening. Most of Hampton Roads will see 1” to 2” of accumulation with lower amounts north and higher amounts near the NC line. Most of Northeastern North Carolina will see near 2” to 4” of accumulation. Rain will mix in for the southern Outer Banks, limiting snow totals.

Latest Closings and Delays

Even colder air is set to move in this weekend. Temperatures will remain below freezing all day Saturday and Sunday. Overnight lows will fall into the teens both nights. Winds will ramp up again this weekend, making if feel even colder. Expect NW winds on Saturday between 15 and 25 mph with higher gusts. Wind chills will be close to zero Sunday morning.

We are watching another chance for snow on Monday. What may start as snow should chance over to rain as temperatures quickly warm up Monday and into Tuesday. Highs will climb to near 50 by Tuesday.

Today: Clouds Building In, Afternoon Snow. Highs in the mid 30s. Winds: N/E 5-10

Tonight: Clearing Skies. Lows in the low 20s. Winds: SW/NW 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, Very Cold & Windy. Highs near 30. Winds: NW 15-25G35

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

February 12th

1999 Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak: Lower Maryland - Wind Damage Reported

2012 Snow 1-2" Tidewater, Middle Peninsula & Maryland Eastern Shore

2014 Snow Began, lasted into February 13. 4-6" Richmond west to Fluvanna. 2-4" Tidewater, Peninsulas areas.

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