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Central Virginia Faces Frigid Temps in Wake of Snow

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RICHMOND (WRIC)—The ABC 8 News StormTracker weather team is monitoring a blast of arctic air that will keep regional temperatures below freezing until the weekend.

Wednesday night will be clear and rather chilly.  The winds will drop off to become light and variable, so wind chill won’t be a factor.  Lows will be in the single digits to around 10 degrees.  Thursday starts off sunny but a few clouds arrive in the afternoon.  Highs will be warmer than today, reaching to near 30.  Another cold front passes through the area Thursday night and brings up another helping of the arctic air in the area.  Skies will be mainly clear with overnight low falling back around 10.  However the wind chills will be back so it will feel colder.

Friday we have sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 20s.   Some warmer air arrives on Friday night with lows in the teens.  For the weekend, it will actually be “mild” over us.  Cold fronts roll through on Saturday and Monday with partly cloudy skies while Sunday will be sunny.  Highs will be in the lower 40s all 3 of these days.

While all of these cold fronts might shake a sprinkle or flurry out of the sky, none of them have enough moisture to produce anything of interest.  Sunshine will be here for the middle of next week, but it will continue cold with highs only in the 30s and lows in the teens.

Even though the snowstorm is over, the Virginia Department of Transportation is still encouraging drivers to stay off the roads if possible, as black ice is likely throughout the Commonwealth. VDOT says that while most interstates and primary routes here in Central Virginia are in moderate condition, many secondary and neighborhood streets are still covered in snow.



Stay with ABC 8 News on air, online and on the go throughout this and other winter weather that will affect our area this season.

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Emergency Management

American Red Cross – Greater Richmond Chapter; 804-780-2250; www.redcross.org/va/richmond; @RedCrossRVA

Chesterfield County Emergency Management Division; 804-796-7068; www.chesterfield.gov/em/; @EMChesterfield

City of Colonial Heights Office of Emergency Management; 804-520-9387; http://www.colonialheightsva.gov/index.aspx?NID=201; @ColHeightsVA 

City of Hopewell Office of Emergency Management; 804-541-2298; www.hopewellva.gov/public-safety/office-of-emergency-management/

City of Petersburg Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services; 804-733-2328; www.petersburg-va.org/fire/

City of Richmond Office of Emergency Management; 804-646-2504; www.richmondgov.com/fire/emergencymanagement.aspx; @RFDVA 

Federal Emergency Management Agency; 1-800-621-3362; www.fema.gov; @fema

Henrico County Office of Emergency Management; 804-501-4900; www.co.henrico.va.us/fire/emergencymgmt/; @HenricoOEM; @HenricoFire 

Virginia Department of Emergency Management; 804-897-6500; www.vaemergency.gov; @VDEM


Power Companies

Appalachian Power; 1-800-956-4237; www.appalachianpower.com; @AppalachianPowe

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative; 434-263-8336; www.forcvec.com; @MyCVEC

Dominion Virginia Power; 1-866-366-4357; www.dom.com; @DomVAPower

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative; 1-877-632-5688; www.meckelec.org; @MECooperative

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative; 804-333-3621; www.nnec.coop; @NorthernNeckEC

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative; 1-888-335-0500; www.novec.com; @NOVEC

Prince George Electric Cooperative; 804-834-2424; www.pgec.coop

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative; 1-800-552-3904; www.myrec.coop; @RappElecCoop

Southside Electric Cooperative; 1-866-878-5514; www.sec.coop


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