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WINTER STORM WARNING: Freezing Rain, Sleet Breaks Up the Snow

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RICHMOND (WRIC)—The ABC 8 News StormTracker weather team is closely monitoring a winter weather system that is bringing the biggest snowfall of the season and a wintry mix of sleet, ice and rain to Central Virginia through Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for nearly the entire ABC 8 News viewing area through 7 p.m. Thursday.


We will see additional snow accumulations on Thursday, with another 2 to 4 inches west of I-95 and 1 to 2 inches east and southeast of I-95. The snow will come to an end this evening and our skies will clear out, but everything will freeze, with lows in the lower to middle 20s.


Friday will start off sunny, but clouds will increase the second half of the day. High temperatures will climb into the upper 30s.

Another weather system will quickly move in Friday night and early Saturday. This system will bring us another round of snow, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible for the region.

Sunday and Monday will be much quieter, with mostly sunny skies and highs around 40 degrees.


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.

Keep the ABC 8 News StormTracker weather team in your pocket—download the 8News StormTracker app on your Apple or Android device. Features include hour-by-hour forecasts, exclusive extended forecasts, live streaming radar, severe weather alerts and more. Also download the ABC 8 News app for Apple and Android to watch video forecasts and keep up with local news.

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Emergency Management

American Red Cross – Greater Richmond Chapter; 804-780-2250;; @RedCrossRVA

Chesterfield County Emergency Management Division; 804-796-7068;; @EMChesterfield

City of Colonial Heights Office of Emergency Management; 804-520-9387;; @ColHeightsVA 

City of Hopewell Office of Emergency Management; 804-541-2298;

City of Petersburg Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services; 804-733-2328;

City of Richmond Office of Emergency Management; 804-646-2504;; @RFDVA 

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

Henrico County Office of Emergency Management; 804-501-4900;; @HenricoOEM; @HenricoFire 

Virginia Department of Emergency Management; 804-897-6500;; @VDEM



Power Companies

Appalachian Power; 1-800-956-4237;; @AppalachianPowe

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative; 434-263-8336;; @MyCVEC

Dominion Virginia Power; 1-866-366-4357;; @DomVAPower

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative; 1-877-632-5688;; @MECooperative

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative; 804-333-3621;; @NorthernNeckEC

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative; 1-888-335-0500;; @NOVEC

Prince George Electric Cooperative; 804-834-2424;

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative; 1-800-552-3904;; @RappElecCoop

Southside Electric Cooperative; 1-866-878-5514;


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