Snow still possible late Tuesday night west of RVA

Western Piedmont a brief chance

Snow still possible late Tuesday night west of RVA
Mountain snow Tuesday night/Wednesday AM (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - What looked like a potential chance for some wet snow Wednesday morning for Central Virginia fizzled somewhat based on Tuesday’s data, but latest model trends are now bringing back the possibility for areas west of I-95 for during the predawn hours Wednesday before quickly ending by 7-8am. Much will depend on how heavily the rain falls, as cooling would be enhanced with heavier precipitation. In any event, it should be short duration, and in areas where there is snow any sticking would be very light amounts on grassy areas. Higher elevations closer to the Blue Ridge will have greater chance for impacts.

The Blue Ridge is under a Winter Weather Advisories there late Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning for some light accumulations

Mountain snow Tuesday night/Wednesday AM
Mountain snow Tuesday night/Wednesday AM (Source: NBC12)

Here is one of the hi resolution model forecasts (IBM GRAF) for predawn Wednesday. It shows a compromise between other two hi-res models that show little to no snow (HRRR) and more widespread snow (RPM).

Hi-resolution IBM GRAF Model forecast is a good model compromise showing some early AM snow possible west of I-95.
Hi-resolution IBM GRAF Model forecast is a good model compromise showing some early AM snow possible west of I-95. (Source: The Weather Company)

Here is the snowfall forecast from the Euro model. which shows the possibility of a very LIGHT coating east of the Blue Ridge with more likely snow sticking at higher elevations west

Very light coating possible grassy areas western Piedmont, with higher chance over higher elevations to the west of there
Very light coating possible grassy areas western Piedmont, with higher chance over higher elevations to the west of there (Source: The Weather Company)

All precipitation will move out with clearing skies quickly returning by mid morning

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