The latest information from Jeff Orrock, Meteorologist in Charge at NOAA/NWS Wakefield, VA:
"Confidence continues to increase for a significant winter storm across south-central and southeast VA into northeast NC on Saturday. Expected snow amounts remain on the order of 6-10" with locally higher amounts to 12" across southeast VA, all of Hampton Roads into northeast NC, and much of the Eastern Shore. Snow arrives across southern areas late this evening and continues through Saturday morning before ending from west to east Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. The biggest questions that still remain are just how much snow falls NW of Richmond where there could be a sharp cutoff between 2-4" of snow and little to none, and how much sleet mixes with snow across coastal northeast NC which could hold down snow amounts a little from the current forecast. Due to winds gusting up to 35 mph and heavy snow Saturday morning, there is the possibility of near-blizzard conditions along the coast, especially in Virginia Beach and Currituck County, NC. Whatever snow does fall will be slow to leave as temperatures Saturday, Sunday and even into Monday will be hard pressed to reach 32 degrees. Lows will be in the single digits to low 20s."
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