RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The big concern of the forecast is the winter storm that is slated to move across the Mid-Atlantic during the back end of the weekend. Specifically, this system looks to be a Sunday into Monday storm at this point, but exactly what we may get from this system is still up in the air.
Right now, it looks like we will see a rain-snow mixture developed during Sunday morning and that could last throughout the day on Sunday and into Monday morning however for western central Virginia, areas west and along us highway 15, this could be more of a complete snow event for you if the current trends in the models hold. The one issue is that this is an early season snow event so the temperatures in the atmosphere are marginal to support snow or a snow rain mixture and if it is all snow for some of you it’s going to be a very heavy wet snow. There is still lots of questions as to the exact track of this storm and how much moisture will actually move into central Virginia, so it is way too early to talk about amounts for anywhere across the Commonwealth. However, at this point in time because of the fact that we know it winter storm will be near us, Sunday is going to be marked as a Storm Tracker 8 Weather Aware Day.
Any wintry weather will come to an end early Monday morning and partly sunny skies will develop during the afternoon, but it will remain chilly with highs in the lower 40s.