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Ice Storm Warning: Areas of freezing drizzle overnight

Icy conditions along with lingering freezing drizzle overnight
Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 23:58:25-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- An Ice Storm Warning has been extended until 10AM Sunday. Nothing more than some areas of freezing drizzle will be with us overnight. With temperatures dipping back below the freezing mark, everything will freeze up and icy conditions will exist on area roads, particularly bridges, overpasses and secondary roads. Please stay home if you can, avoiding any unnecessary travel.

With the wet snow already on trees, the ice that is forming is causing some branches and trees to fall. We've had multiple reports of trees down and power outages. This will likely increase overnight, and more widespread power outages are possible.

Sunday morning will be icy, but a good chunk of the day will be dry with temperatures slowly moving above freezing and into the mid and upper 30s during the afternoon. Some rain showers will move in from the south during either the late afternoon or evening.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with the threat for a few more showers. Highs will be in the lower 40s.

Our next system will bring steadier rain later Monday night into Tuesday morning. There may be some freezing rain north and west of Richmond. After morning lows in the 30s, afternoon highs will reach the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Dry weather is anticipated Wednesday, with another system moving into the area on Thursday. It will start as freezing rain in many places, eventually turning to plain rain during the day.

Rain showers will be possible on Friday, but as of now, next weekend is looking dry with highs in the 40s Saturday and 50s Sunday.

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