Monday’s winter storm could be ‘biggest’ of season

Posted at 8:23 AM, Mar 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-02 19:34:01-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Monday's winter storm looks colder and wetter with every model suite, CBS 6 chief meteorologist Zach Daniel posted on Facebook Saturday night.

"Could very well be the biggest event for Richmond this winter," he posted. "Kids across a large area will likely be out of school at least Monday and Tuesday."

While accumulations are a tough call, due to the fact that we expect an extended period of sleet in metro-Richmond. The potential exists for over four inches of snow and sleet  to set up over the Metro.

The farther south you go, the more sleet and mixed precipitation will be involved, holding down accumulation totals. Well north and west of the Metro, from northern Caroline west to Louisa and Charlottesville and points north, more than 6″are likely.


Behind this storm, very cold air will stick around through Tuesday, with temperatures some 20 degrees below “normal” for this time of the year.  Icy conditions are likely Tuesday morning.