Much Colder Saturday

Winter Storm Arrives Sunday
Posted at 7:45 AM, Jan 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-14 17:26:25-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Arctic air will continue to move into the region tonight, with lows in the low to mid 20s.

Sun will mix with increasing cloudiness on Saturday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s. Saturday night will be dry with lows in the lower 20s.

A complex winter storm will affect the entire viewing area on Sunday. Click here to see the latest winter alerts. Please keep in mind the exact storm track is not yet 100% certain, so this forecast will be updated frequently over the next 48 hours.

Precipitation will begin by late morning or midday as snow, and winds will increase.


As warmer air arrives from the east and southeast, snow will mix with sleet and then change over to all rain for much of the region. The storm will continue Sunday night and exit early Monday morning.


Eastern VA will see minimal snow/mix, with the majority of the storm being rain. Strong gusts over 40 mph will occur, and coastal flooding is possible. Over an inch of rainfall is expected. Power outages are possible due to the wet ground and strong gusts.

Central VA (metro and near I-95) will see some accumulating snow, then a change to some sleet. A period of freezing rain is possible, which will potentially make conditions icy. All precip should change over to all rain by evening, and that will last into Sunday night. Snowfall accumulations (before the change to rain) will be 1-4 inches, with the best chance of over an inch of snowfall west of I-95. Power outages are a possibility, especially where icing occurs.

Western VA (well west of I-95 and closer to I-81) will see primarily just snow, with a chance of a wintry mix. Accumulations of at least 4 inches are likely, and 10 or more inches of snow is possible near I-81.

We will clear out quickly on Monday, and a good chunk of the week will be dry. A few rain or snow showers are possible on Thursday.

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