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Tracking 2 storms for this week

Posted at 5:16 AM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 06:57:53-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Mostly cloudy skies tonight with lows will range from the upper 20s to the mid 30s.

A storm system will spread rain into the area on Monday, and it will turn steady and heavier by late afternoon. There may be a brief period of freezing rain in colder areas well north and northwest of Richmond, but if it does occur it will be brief and pose no issues. There is the threat for some snow and freezing rain across far northern and northwestern VA, and icy conditions will be possible near I-81. Highs will range from the mid 30s northwest, to the lower 40s in the metro, to near 50 in southeastern VA. Rainfall totals over 1/2 inch are likely with the potential for over one inch in spots.

Any leftover rain will exit Tuesday morning, followed by a dry and much warmer afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s.

Wednesday will be dry with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

We continue to watch the potential for a winter storm Wednesday night into Thursday. Computer model solutions vary greatly, ranging from rain and some snow...to a heavy snowfall. There is the potential for at least a light snowfall accumulation. The storm will move into the western United States over the next 24 hours. After that occurs, our models will have more data to work with, which will give us a better idea on how it will affect VA. We will provide frequent updates over the coming days.

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