First Alert Weather Day: Snow could cause slick roads tonight into Thursday AM

Icy roads possible Thursday morning

First Alert Weather Day: Light snow tonight into early Thursday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Light accumulating snow is expected for most of Central Virginia Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

The National Weather service has south-side Virginia under a Winter Weather Advisory. In the blue shaded counties of Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Greensville, Sussex, Southampton counties, 1-2″ of snow is expected, with locally higher amounts near 3 inches possible near the NC state line. There would likely be road impacts there with slippery conditions expected during the morning commute on Thursday. NOTE: Lunenburg County has been added to the Advisory.

Winter Weather Advisory across southern VA overnight
Winter Weather Advisory across southern VA overnight (Source: NWS)

Our Richmond Metro forecast is for a dusting to 1 inch of snow. Most accumulates on grassy areas, but as it melts on roads, it could then freeze, meaning we should be careful for icy spots Thursday morning.

A coating to 1 inch of snow is expected for RVA tonight into the early morning hours of Thursday. Higher amounts farther south.
A coating to 1 inch of snow is expected for RVA tonight into the early morning hours of Thursday. Higher amounts farther south. (Source: WWBT)

Thursday will clear and dry quickly-- the bulk of the day will be sunny and cold and WINDY.

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