Wintry mix Monday morning

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-22 06:28:10-05

RICHMOND, Va -- A storm moving up from the south will spread rain into our area before or near daybreak Monday.

Temperatures near the surface will be in the lower 30s, but temperatures aloft will be warmer.  The initial few hours of the precipitation will be a mixed bag.

Far southern and eastern areas will see mostly rain with temps just above 32°.  The metro will have temps right around 32° with some rain and possibly sleet.  While some slick spots are possible, they should not be very widespread.

Areas well west and northwest of Richmond will have temps at or below freezing through mid to late morning.  Precipitation there will include sleet, freezing rain, and perhaps a few snow flakes.  Areas closer to I-81 will have a wintry mix much of the morning.blogsnap5

A freezing rain advisory has been issued for areas well northwest of Richmond, including Louisa county and points westward and northward.


Temperatures will slowly inch upwards during the morning through noon.  The metro should be above freezing by mid-morning, but areas well west and northwest may not get above freezing until late morning or noon.

One positive aspect is that precipitation intensity will likely not be too heavy through the morning.  By the time rainfall increases during the afternoon, temperatures will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.


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