Winter Storm Watch in effect for Sunday Morning through 6am Monday for Albemarle, Augusta, Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Rockingham, Fluvanna, and Louisa Counties. Buckingham County is under a Winter Weather Advisory for Sunday Morning through 6am Monday. The potential exists for around or greater than 5 inches of snow accumulation in the watch area by Sunday Night. The highest totals will be along and south of I-64. Little or no ice accumulation is expected.
We continue to track a storm system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico. This system will move off the Carolina coast on Sunday. At this time, a mix of light rain and snow will develop mainly after the noon hour on Sunday and quickly change to snow, with temperatures falling into the low 30s. Computer models continue to indicate accumulating wet snow on both sides of the Blue Ridge by Sunday Night. The latest guidance however has shifted the track a little further south meaning the heaviest snow will occur south and west of I-64. North and east of this line, snowfall rates will drop off rapidly. We will closely monitor the development and track of this storm. The slightest shift in the expected track will make a big difference in expected snowfall totals. Another complicating factor is that areas east of the Blue Ridge will probably see some melting of snow at the start. Stay tuned to the forecast for updates.
Tonight: Becoming cloudy, lows in the low 30s. Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after the noon hour, possibly mixed with rain early east of the Blue Ridge, the snow could be heavy during the afternoon and evening, snow accumulations of 3-8 inches possible with the highest totals south and west of Charlottesville and Staunton/Waynesboro, little or no ice accumulation expected, highs in the low to mid 30s. Monday: Mostly sunny, chilly, highs 40-45.