RICHMOND, Va. -- A cold front will move off the coast and much colder air will filter into the region overnight. Some showers will develop and ultimately mix with and change to snow (and maybe a little sleet) during the wee hours of the morning north and west of Richmond. Any mixed precipitation moving into the Metro Richmond area during the early morning will ultimately change to snow as well. Temperatures will lower into the 30s around daybreak and hold steady or slowly dip into the mid 30s during the day.
We will have some bursts of snow showers Sunday morning into early afternoon. A few flurries or light snow showers may linger into the evening. Due to the warm ground and temperatures a little above freezing, the snow will have a hard time sticking until some heavier snow showers develop. Most accumulations will be on the grass, but some slick spots are possible on untreated surfaces. The better chance for road accumulations will be well north and northwest of Richmond.
Southeastern VA could see up to around a half-inch, but there will be some spots that don't get any accumulation. The metro will see a light coating up to an inch in a few locations, mainly west and north of the city. Areas farther north and northwest of Richmond could see 1"-2", with some 2-3" out near Charlottesville and up to Fredericksburg. Click here to see an accumulation map. Far western and northwestern VA (outside of the CBS 6 viewing area) could see 3-6", mostly in the higher elevations. Winter weather alerts are in effect for that part of the state.
The colder air will deepen over the area Sunday night into Monday morning, with lows in the teens and 20s. Any residual moisture will make for some icy spots overnight into early Monday morning.
After a cold Valentine's Day on Monday, temperatures will be on the way up again this week with highs around 60 on Wednesday and near 70 on Thursday.
Our next system will bring rain Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning. Next weekend will be cooler with highs in the low 50s.
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