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Winter storm expected Sunday

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 23:44:44-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- It will be mostly clear and very cold tonight with lows in many areas 15°-20°. Our coldest outlying areas could drop to around 10°.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with clouds increasing during the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

A storm system will spread snow into the area Saturday night into Sunday morning. A winter storm watch has been issued for all areas except SE VA. After a period of snow in the morning, warmer air will move in from the south. This will change the snow to a wintry mix for the metro and points south, and this will become rain by late in the day. Areas well north and west of Richmond will stay snow and wintry mix much of the day, with the chance of some rain by evening. Highs will range from the lower 30s northwest to the lower 40s southeast.

At least some light snow accumulation (1-4") is expected in the metro. Areas well south and southeast should see minimal accumulations (coating to 1"). Areas well north and northwest of Richmond could see in excess of 4 inches of snow.

As the storm gets closer over the next 48 hours, we will continue to update our snowfall potential.

Precipitation will turn lighter and scattered Sunday night into Monday. Leftover flurries are possible Tuesday morning.

Warmer weather will return later next week. Highs will be around 50 Thursday, and near 60 on Friday. After dry weather Wednesday and Thursday, some showers will be possible Friday.

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