Forecast: Messy winter storm ahead on Sunday

Snow to Ice to Rain on Sunday (FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY)
Timing the winter storm on Sunday
Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 5:23 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2022 at 6:18 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A winter storm is on the way for Sunday with a messy mix of snow changing to sleet, freezing rain, and plain rain by Sunday night.

Saturday Evening: Cold. Lows in the low 20s.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAYS for Sunday and Monday for a winter storm to bring snow, mix and rain.

Sunday: First Alert Weather Day: Cloudy, windy and cold with snow arriving in the morning. A few hours of accumulating snow, then changing over to sleet then mainly rain towards evening. Lows in the low 20s, highs in the upper 30s. (Precipitation Chance: 100%)

WINDY: NE Winds 10-15mph, with gusts to 30mph it could knock out power in icy areas especially west of I-95.

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Snow for Richmond/I-95 points east: A trace to 2″ plus sleet then rain. Road conditions go downhill fast when snow starts, BUT improve when the changeover to rain happens.

Snow for Goochland, Powhatan, Amelia, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Louisa, Fluvanna, Cumberland, and Buckingham: 2 to 5″ plus light icing possible. Power outages are a concern.

Monday: First Alert Weather Day: Few lingering snow showers possible in the early morning as the system exits otherwise decreasing clouds and windy. Lows in the low 30s, highs in the low 40s. (AM Precipitation Chance: 20%)

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Lows in the mid 20s, highs in the low 40s.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Lows in the mid 20s, highs in the upper 40s.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for a morning rain shower. Lows in the mid 30s, highs in the low 40s. (Rain Chance: 30%)

First Alert: We will need to closely watch the chance for another winter weather threat late Friday into Saturday of this coming week.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. A chance for snow late. Lows in the low to mid 20s, highs in the mid 30s. (Precipitation Chance: 30%)

Saturday: Partly sunny. Lows in the low 20s, highs in the mid 30s. (Precipitation Chance: 20%)

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