UPDATED DEC. 15 AT 10:32 A.M.: Weather update: Wintry mix is no longer expected in Central Virginia next week

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Central Virginia could be in it for its first taste of true winter weather Monday. Our StormTracker8 weather models are continuing to show the signs of a system that is currently out in the pacific northwest sliding across the southern United States through the weekend.

By Monday, that system could be down in Georgia but then start to redevelop as a new low, which will become a Nor’easter off the North Carolina coast Monday afternoon and evening.

This would spread clouds into our region early Monday morning with the chance of rain or even a wintry mix for areas along U.S. Highway 15 and points west between 9 and 11 a.m. 

It looks like most areas along the Interstate 95 corridor, including metro Richmond, would see cold rain throughout the day from this setup. However, as I mentioned, areas to the west could have a wintry mix possibly into Monday afternoon before changing over to that cold rain Monday evening and Monday night.

The Nor’easter will wrap up and head into New England early Tuesday morning and provide some places in New England a very powerful storm. But for us, the sunshine will return on Tuesday and it will be a chilly day with highs in the upper 40s to near 50. That is fitting since winter officially begins at 10:58 in the morning.

Certainly, plenty of changes could happen with this forecast between now and Monday so it is prudent to stay with the StormTracker8 weather team for the latest forecast.