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Winter Storm Watch: Significant Winter Weather Expected Thursday evening through Friday and again Friday night through Saturday
Winter Storm Watch: Significant Winter Weather Expected Thursday evening through Friday and again Friday night through Saturday
Low pressure is expected to track off the Carolina coast late Friday night through Saturday. This will bring the potential for freezing rain to the area, with substantial ice accretion possible.

Significant Winter Weather Expected

  Overview

  • A series of storm systems will impact the region with the most significant snow threat Thursday night into Friday and the most significant ice threat Friday night into Saturday.

  Threats

Understanding Winter Weather

  • Sleet and freezing rain expected. Total sleet accumulation of a few tenths of an inch and ice accumulation of up to one tenth of an inch.

  Timing

  • Significant Winter Weather Expected Thursday evening through Friday and again Friday night through Saturday

  Location

  • Some icing is possible, mainly west of I-95 and south of US-460 Thursday night into Friday.

  Hazards and Impacts

  • The most significant snow threat exists with the first system Thursday night into Friday, with 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation possible for the northern half of the area.

  • A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for portions of the area as a result.

  • The most significant icing threat exists with the second system Friday night into Saturday, with a quarter inch or more of ice accumulations possible along/west of I-95.

  Additional Information

  • Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute Friday.

  • Slow down and use caution while traveling.

  • Continue to monitor the forecast for the latest information and updates.

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Source: National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia

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