Will there be snow this weekend?
The answer seems likely for areas southwest of Richmond! Best chances will be a pretty good distance from the metro area though.
High pressure over Canada will push very dry, cool air southward, and will suppress most of the precipitation south of I-64 and RVA, although we could see some light rain or mix Saturday night. All precipitation should be over by early Sunday morning.
Saturday looks dry for central Virginia with an increase in clouds, with some light rain moving in from the west by evening. Here is the latest RPM model map for 6:30pm Saturday.
Some light rain will be possible in central VA during the evening. Light rain showers could transition into a light rain/snow mix or some light snow showers during the overnight hours, mainly over areas to the south and southwest of RVA and Central Virginia.
Here's what 11pm could like:
We aren't expecting much in Richmond, rain or snow. The map below shows the Winter weather alerts for Southwest Virginia (Winter Weather Advisory in purple, Winter Storm Warning in white). Highest snow total amounts will be centered in the counties shaded in white.
All precipitation will exit early Sunday morning. Again, minimal impacts expected here in central VA. Use caution if you are traveling towards SW VA though this weekend.
Temperatures all weekend will remain below average. Afternoon highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the 40's. Stay warm!
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