FIRST ALERT: Winter weather advisory for areas north, west of Richmond

Published: Feb. 6, 2018 at 4:11 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2018 at 6:02 AM EST
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(WWBT) - The next storm system will be arriving in Virginia on Wednesday morning.

The initial wave of moisture will primarily affect the northwestern portion of the state into Wednesday morning and it will likely be cold enough in these areas for some wintry precipitation.

The mix would be some sleet but mainly freezing rain/sleet mix. USE EXTRA CAUTION TRAVELING EARLY WEDNESDAY in those areas north and west of Richmond that could see some ice.

All the counties below shaded in purple are in the WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY. This does include the city of Charlottesville, Orange County, Greene County, Madison County, and Culpeper County, and now added western Louisa, Fluvanna, and Spotsylvania.

Travel for the morning commute early Wednesday could be icy in spots in the Advisory area, so use extra caution traveling in the early morning hours.

Here is a look at what the radar may look like around 5am on Wednesday morning, with that wintry mix indicated mainly est and north of the Richmond area.

Here is what the radar may look like at 10am on Wednesday morning - you'll note that most of the precipitation to the northwest is now in the form of rain:

Rain will continue to overspread the entire region from late morning into the afternoon and could be moderate to heavy at times.

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