A Cold Pattern Continues

Tracking Two Storm Systems Over the Next Week
Posted at 5:15 AM, Jan 03, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. -- Disruptions in the polar vortex will allow surges of cold air to reach the southern U.S. this week, bringing snowfall to areas that rarely see it. We’ll have several storm systems affect the area over the next 10 days, one of which has a decent of bringing snow to central Virginia.

Today will be cloudy and seasonally cold, with a few sprinkles or flurries possible. Skies will clear for Wednesday, bringing brighter skies.
A more significant trough will move south of the area on Friday, bringing southern Virginia the chance for snow. The track currently appears too far south for accumulating snow in Richmond. We’ll have a lull this weekend, with another low moving through the area next Monday. The track of this low will be more favorable for snow in central Virginia, but temperatures will only be marginally cold enough for accumulations. Regardless, this setup appears to be our best chance for a ground covering snow in the next week.

Colder than normal weather is likely to continue into the middle of January.

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