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First Alert Weather Day for snow likely across Central Virginia early Monday morning

We expect anywhere from 2 to 5 inches on non-paved surfaces. Roads likely get slushy or snow-covered.
First Alert Weather Day: Snow expected Monday morning
Published: Dec. 31, 2021 at 6:57 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2022 at 8:44 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Rain is changing to snow. That plus dropping temperatures and gusty winds will cause major disruptions today.

An area of low pressure is developing and as the center of low pressure moves off the coastline, it’s dragging colder air across Central Virginia.

Snow is already piling up NW of Richmond, with the changeover happening through 10am in the metro areas.

We think metro RVA will likely see 2 to 5 inches (lower amounts SE), with 4-8 NW of RVA and 1-3 inches SE of RVA. The snow could come down heavily for a time which will allow it overcome the warm ground and accumulate. Roads could also become slick with a slushy coating, especially on bridges/overpasses/sidewalks. In some spots, roads could become snow-covered. Keep in mind most accumulation will will be on non-paved surfaces!

Big Wind Gusts from the north are possible today, which could cause tree limbs to come down.

THUNDERSNOW is even possible, which could produce very heavy snow rates.

Looks like our first Monday of 2022 will be a snow day. Here's a look at our top headlines,...
Looks like our first Monday of 2022 will be a snow day. Here's a look at our top headlines, along with the latest updates of today's winter weather!(WWBT)

Slushy snow on roads will likely freeze over Tuesday morning which means an icy commute Tuesday is likely in spots, especially on side streets. We now have a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for icy spots on Tuesday’s commute.

Stay tuned to the NBC12 First Alert Weather app for updates on this threat for wintry weather!

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