First Alert: Snow Targets Southern Virginia with significant amounts Thursday night

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for for accumulating snow

Forecast: Snow Thursday evening, mainly south of RIC

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - 5pm UPDATE

**FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for Thursday for snow across central and southern Virginia and For FRIDAY for icy/snow-covered roads.

The most likely scenario is Richmond gets a dusting and up to an inch of snow but with MUCH higher amounts south of the metro area. This is Hi-Res model run for snowfall totals before it tapers and ends after midnight

Snow totals forecast from Hi-Res Model
Snow totals forecast from Hi-Res Model (Source: The Weather Company)

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect Thursday afternoon through night.

SNOW ALERTS from NWS
SNOW ALERTS from NWS (Source: NBC12)

Keep in mind we can get big road impacts from small snows, with Thursday night’s low expected to drop to 22°, many roads will be icy or snow-covered Friday AM. USE EXTRA CAUTION in tonight and Friday morning for black ice and snow on roads where it’s accumulated

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