FIRST ALERT: Sunday snow keeps piling up

First big snow of the season has high potential to close schools on Monday and beyond.

FIRST ALERT: Sunday snow keeps piling up

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Heavy snow will continue into Sunday evening across much of central and southern Virginia.

School closings are already coming in as the snow piles up. You can see the latest school closings on our website at this link:

The cold air has stayed in place longer than expected, as the ocean influence has not warmed our temperatures enough to cause a changeover to a wintry mix.

Snowfall rates have also been impressive during the peak of the storm Sunday afternoon.

The snowfall total forecast map has been updated to reflect higher snowfall totals.

Snowfall totals have increased with cold air locked in place and heavy snowfall rates continuing into Sunday evening.
Snowfall totals have increased with cold air locked in place and heavy snowfall rates continuing into Sunday evening.

Winter Storm Warnings or Advisories are up for much of Central VA.

A changeover to rain or freezing rain is still expected this evening, mainly EAST of I-95 and the line drawn on the map below.

Driving Sunday afternoon and evening will be dangerous as this snow will stick quickly. Please be careful if you choose to drive.

A few power outages will be possible due to the weight of heavy wet snow on trees and powerlines. Richmond will get gusts to 25mph and along the bay the winds will be much stronger.

Overnight low temperatures Sunday night into Monday are in the upper 20s, so Monday morning travel will also be impacted. Many area school districts will likely close Monday, if not longer.

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