RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The first snow of the season has touched down across Central Virginia.

The weather comes on a timely calendar day, Groundhog Day, alongside an unofficial prediction from Punxsutawney Phil that there will be six more weeks of winter after the creature saw his shadow early Thursday morning.

Snow was spotted across several localities Thursday morning, including the Metro-Richmond, forcing school closures in more rural areas across the commonwealth.

According to 8News Meteorologist Matt DiNardo, the mix of rain and snow is expected to quickly turn into showers during the late morning commute. It will be a chilly day with highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

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Short Pump, Henrico
Snow in King William (Photo: Alison Davis Fogg)