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A mix of rain and snow arrives overnight

Posted at 4:58 AM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 00:40:10-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A storm system passing to our southeast will affect the area overnight through Sunday morning. Precipitation will start as rain, but will then mix with and change to snow in many areas overnight or early Sunday morning. Far southeastern VA will see rain for most of the event. While a mix of rain and snow is likely in the metro, some stronger bursts of snow will allow for potential accumulations of an inch or more in the Richmond metro area. There is the potential for 3 or more inches of snow for areas north and northwest of Richmond. Click here to see the latest winter alerts

The computer models for Richmond have a range of snowfall from nothing to around 8 inches, but the average of all the models is around 2.3". The exact track of this storm is pivotal. A decent shift in track will either bring more rain or heavier snow. This storm is very tricky, and we will update snowfall accumulation forecasts over the next 24 hours.

Sunday afternoon will dry out, with highs in the lower 40s.

Monday will be mostly sunny. After morning lows in the low to mid 20s, highs will reach the lower 40s.

Tuesday will be a bit milder with the chance of a few showers. Highs will be in the lower 50s.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 40s.

Another system will affect the area Thursday into Friday. This may start as snow or a mix, but will eventually change over to rain.

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