First Alert Weather Day: Icy mix likely west of RVA today

A wintry mix of ice and snow is expected northwest and west of Richmond Wednesday morning, with mainly rain in RVA and east

First Alert Weather Day: Icy mix likely west of RVA today
One inch of rain likely for the metro with a mix of snow and rain possible back west. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - 3:00PM UPDATE: Rain continues into Wednesday evening for the I-95 corridor with a wintry mix from Louisa County toward Charlottesville and Harrisonburg points north.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until midnight for places that could see up to an inch of snow with a glazing of ice possible on top.

Our far western counties are under a winter weather advisory
Our far western counties are under a winter weather advisory (Source: NBC12)

West & Northwest of Richmond: there could be some icing along and west of a line extending from Lunenburg County through Amelia, Nottoway, Goochland, Louisa, Orange, Western Hanover, and Caroline counties. Western Louisa, Fluvanna, Cumberland, Prince Edward, and Buckingham Counties have the highest chance to see significant impacts. This will create slick spots of driveways, sidewalks and porches. Some roads could turn slick as well. Please use caution in these areas. A few power outages are likely from Louisa to Charlottesville.

In metro Richmond: it looks likely to be almost entirely a cold, rain storm. Could see upwards of 1-2″ of rain possible with this system. On the western and northern side of the city, Including Henrico and Chesterfield, there could briefly be snow or sleet right when the precipitation moves in during the morning commute.

The area shaded in pink below shows the best likelihood of seeing freezing rain which would cause road conditions to become slippery/dangerous. Areas in blue stay primarily as accumulating snow with a changeover to ice possible Wednesday afternoon.

One inch of rain likely for the metro with a mix of snow and rain possible back west.
One inch of rain likely for the metro with a mix of snow and rain possible back west. (Source: NBC12)

The storm Wednesday is likely good news for ski areas including Wintergreen and Massanutten to help them jump start their ski seasons!

The hour by hour forecast shows rain showers hanging around Central Virginia through at least 7 or 8 p.m. this evening.
The hour by hour forecast shows rain showers hanging around Central Virginia through at least 7 or 8 p.m. this evening. (Source: WWBT)

This storm is going to be a big one! Producing big snow up and down the east coast.

Be sure to download the NBC12 First Alert Weather app for updates as we get closer!

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