First Warning Storm Team: Tracking snow showers, then rain and thunderstorms

Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-14 10:49:49-05

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the city of Williamsburg and Greensville, James City, Middlesex, Surry and Sussex Counties from midnight until 4 pm Monday.

Tracking snow showers, then rain and thunderstorms….After a bitterly cold weekend, with wind chills in the single digits, we’re now turning our attention to a system that will bring some of us snow to start the week.

First, on this Sunday, it will be a cold one. High temperatures will stay below freezing for many of us, only reaching the mid and upper 20s.  Most of the day will be dry, but we’ll see an increase in clouds this afternoon and evening in advance of our next weather maker.

We’re tracking an area of low pressure that will slide toward the area from the west late tonight into Monday. Temperatures will be below freezing Monday morning. So, as this system moves in, snow showers will spread across parts of the area in the morning. Some light accumulations are expected as well. As we see it right now, most of Hampton Roads could see anywhere from a dusting to up to 1″ of snow. Some isolated spots in the western and northern reaches of our area could see between 1″ to 2″ of snow. Areas across the Albemarle of North Carolina could also see a dusting to 1/2″.  Then, as our temperatures begin to rise through Monday morning and afternoon, the snow will transition to sleet, then rain.  There will likely be some dangerous conditions on the roads early Monday. However, with rain in the forecast, the snow will not stick around very long. High temperatures will rise into the mid 40s Monday afternoon. Rain will continue through Tuesday with highs in the mid and upper 50s. A few isolated thunderstorms are possible as well.  Drier weather moves in for Wednesday and Thursday.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Bitterly Cold. Not as windy. High temperatures in the mid and upper 20s. Winds: NE 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy and Cold. Chance of Snow after midnight (20%). Low temperatures in the teens and 20s. Winds: N-S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: AM Snow Showers (60%). Then, snow transitions to rain. High temperatures in the mid 40s. Winds: E 5-15 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1798 Winter Weather: Severe Snowstorm Southeast Virginia, Northeast North Carolina

Dominic Brown

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