First Alert Weather Day: Snow likely Wednesday morning

Areas northwest of Richmond have the best chance to see a little snow

First Alert Weather Day: Snow likely Wednesday morning

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - After two days of warm temperatures and periodic rain, it will get much colder Wednesday morning with a chance for rain changing to snow.

Wednesday is now a First Alert Weather Day for snow.

Locations with the best chance for seeing a little snow accumulation will include Fluvanna, Powhatan, Goochland, Amelia, Cumberland, Hanover, Louisa, Orange, Spotsylvania, Caroline County, and the Northern Neck. Even in metro Richmond, there could be a brief period of snow.

In those locations, accumulation is most likely on grassy areas with a coating to 1 inch possible. If the snow comes down heavily enough for a brief time, there could be a light coating on roads (but this is unlikely at this point).

A coating of snow only on grassy areas is the most likely outcome this afternoon into the evening.
A coating of snow only on grassy areas is the most likely outcome this afternoon into the evening. (Source: No restrictions)

The most likely time to see snow will be 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. In Richmond, we expect a light accumulation on grassy surfaces with roads staying wet.

The hour by hour shows the initial changeover to snow north and west of Richmond beginning around 5 a.m.
The hour by hour shows the initial changeover to snow north and west of Richmond beginning around 5 a.m. (Source: WWBT)
The snow should start winding down by 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The snow should start winding down by 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. (Source: WWBT)

South of I-64, the chance for seeing any snow mixing in at all is much lower.

Temperatures will likely be above freezing Wednesday morning, which is the primary reason we don’t expect much accumulation.

The bottom line is that no significant impacts are expected for drivers during the Wednesday morning commute.

The First Alert Weather Team will keep you posted if anything changes and you can download the NBC12 First Alert Weather App for updates.

Copyright 2019 WWBT. All rights reserved.