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StormTracker 8: Winter Storm Winds down tonight. Weather Aware Tomorrow Morning.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) --This very strong early season snowstorm, which has dropped nearly a foot and a half of snow over the southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina will be winding down tonight.  When it is all said and down the metro Richmond areas will average 4”-8” of snow with some higher pockets in the traditional areas of western Henrico and western Chesterfield Counties.

Snow will end from north to south as this system exits off the coastline.  Overnight we will stay cloudy and fall into the mid to upper 20s. This will allow for the road treatments that were put down before the storm to continue to do their work and prevent many of the treated roads from turning into a sheet of ice.

Monday will be partly sunny.  A secondary storm that is going to form off the southeastern coastline will spin off to the northeast.  Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s.

Monday night into Tuesday the skies will become clear in the area and with light winds over us.  We will see the overnight lows falling into the upper teens and lower 20s.  That means you can expect to see some icy roads in the area for Tuesday morning.

Tuesday will be sunny, but with lingering snow cover in the area highs will only reach into the upper 40s.   We will repeat the icy road problem potential on Wednesday morning with lows in the lower to middle 20s.  Sunshine on Wednesday will allow for us to see highs crossing into the lower 40s

By Thursday there will be a good melting of the snow.  We will be sunny, with a few late afternoon clouds by late in the afternoon. Highs will reach into the mid to upper 40s.

Clouds move into the area on Thursday night and this will allow for overnight lows to stay above freezing. 

Friday I am monitoring the next storm system which will affect the area.  This one will be passing to the west of us and that will allow for warm air to flood up the East Coast.  Highs will be jumping up into the 50s over the area.  Rain is on tap for us and it could be a good soaker in the area.

On Saturday, the clouds will linger over the area with a few leftover spots of rain in the morning.  It will be a mild day, with highs in the mid to upper 50s.  Sunday should be mostly sunny with highs around 55 degrees.

Down the road, I see a potential storm system that could affect us near the weekend before Christmas.  That is a long way off but will need to be monitored.  If that plays out the way I see it, we could have some rather chilly weather for Christmas Eve.


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