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Ice storm warning issued through Sunday a.m.

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Posted at 7:30 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 17:27:31-05

RICHMOND, Va. --There will be some batches of drizzle or freezing drizzle Friday afternoon. Highs will be in the low to mid-30s.

Another system will bring more wintry weather on Saturday. Some scattered light freezing rain is possible in the morning, with periods of freezing rain likely Saturday afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the lower 30s.

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An Ice Storm Warning has been issued Saturday at midnight through early Sunday morning.

"1/4" to 1/2" of ice accretion likely," CBS 6 Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel said. "Isolated higher amounts. Numerous power outages."

"Travel could be nearly impossible on Saturday," National Weather Service officials warned. "The combination of the icing forecast and the snow and ice already on trees will make for a very dangerous situation."

As a result, officials said urged folks to prepare for possible power outages because of downed trees and power lines.

"Travel is strongly discouraged," NWS officials said. "If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency."

Much of Sunday will be dry with highs in the lower 40s. A few scattered rain showers are possible towards evening.

Yet another wintry event looks to be on tap for late Monday into the first half of Tuesday.

This may also be freezing rain through Tuesday morning. Temperatures should warm into the upper 30s and lower 40s in the afternoon, with plain rain expected.

Wednesday will be dry with highs in the mid 40s. Another system could give us wintry weather on Thursday.

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