FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Wintry mix possible Saturday afternoon - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Wintry mix possible Saturday afternoon mainly northern Va

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Rain gear will be needed Saturday afternoon and evening!

Rain is set to move in by the early afternoon hours with a chance of a wintry mix of sleet and wet snow for parts of northern Virginia, north of I-64. Richmond should be mainly rain with an occasional mix of sleet. Any wintry precipitation will likely be over the far northwestern part of the state.

Precipitation will likely start as rain for many areas before the falling precipitation cools the air enough to force a transition to some sleet, mainly after 3pm, and from 30 miles or so north of the metro area to points north and northwest.

Any changeover for central Virginia-RVA area, IF IT OCCURS, shouldn't last long.

We'll continue to monitor this throughout the day.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for the western highlands and Valley from Noon through midnight Saturday.

Here is the latest NAM model forecast for potential snow accumulations across the northwestern corner of Virginia. Note that it shows none for DC area.

Below are the RPM model forecasts for Saturday.

Rain will move out late this evening with clearing skies overnight.

If you have any travel plans this afternoon or evening, just be sure to use plenty of caution, mainly due to wet roadways.

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