EXTRA: Andrew and Tom discuss the weather

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 First Warning Weather meteorologists Andrew Freiden and Tom Patton think this latest storm might just be some rain and small amounts of snow. This is a behind-the-scenes web extra.

All phases of this storm will be much less productive than our last storm, with only minimal accumulations expected today.

Precipitation has been missing  most of the day, but still looking for some to move in tonight, then ending early Wednesday.  The winter weather threat today and tonight will be minimal from the metro Richmond area-south, with a better chance of snow/sleet to the north.

Details by region:

Metro Richmond:  Brief wintry mix possible at onset of precipitation towards evening, but then just rain tonight.  Rain changing to snow for a short time pre-sunrise Wednesday, with up to an inch possible before ending early in the morning. Windy and cold otherwise Wednesday.

North of metro area:  A mix of snow and sleet developing, mixing with rain tonight, then back to snow and ending early Wednesday morning. Total accumulations of 4" or more possible.  This will be highly dependent on how much changeover occurs, with best chances for accumulations over 4" from western Louisa-west and Spotsylvania-north.

Northern Neck vicinity could see several hours of snow early Wednesday morning, with heavier amounts as well.

South of metro area:  Rain tonight, changing to a brief period of snow early Wednesday morning. Little or no accumulation.

Added wrinkle for tomorrow:  It's likely to be VERY windy tomorrow with gusts up to 40mph through the day.  Winds could hit 50+mph in Lynchburg and Roanoke.

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