Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Weather Update: Monday 11:45AM

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for all of the purple highlighted counties in central Virginia from 4 a.m. Tuesday through midnight for about 1"-3" of snow and sleet mixed accumulation. A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for the Northern Neck counties highlighted in blue, where 3"-5" of snowfall accumulation is possible by pre-dawn Wednesday. Here is the latest snowfall forecast map:

A mix of snow and sleet should move into Virginia's southernmost counties tonight after dark, and gradually spread northward through Tuesday morning into the rest of central Virginia. Southeast Virginia will likely see more of a mix of sleet and freezing rain during the day and afternoon Tuesday before colder air rushes in Tuesday night and brings a brief period of light snow. Up to a tenth of inch of ice accumulation is possible in southeast Virginia where freezing rain occurs. However, with sleet mixing in with the snow in much of the rest of the Advised area, slick and hazardous road conditions are also likely Tuesday.

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