Tonight: A wintry mix this evening. Then partly cloudy. Isolated bay-effect snow showers near the Chesapeake Bay. Lows will be near 30. Winds North 10-15mph with gusts up to 30mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Isolated snow shower or flurry near the southern Chesapeake Bay in the morning. Dry the rest of the day. Highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Cold and blustery. Winds north 10-15mph with gusts up to 20mph.
Thursday: Sun and clouds. High temperatures in the low 50s. Winds E 5-10 mph.
The rain started to change over to snow earlier this afternoon, starting off across New Kent county then moving SE towards Williamsburg/ Gloucester. There was some large flakes falling in the Peninsula throughout the afternoon that gave a coating to grassy surfaces but nothing sticking to the roads. Any lingering showers/ wintry mix will come to an end by 8PM. The other problem we’re keeping our eyes on is the possibility of bay effect snow showers late tonight into Wednesday morning. This could give some places in Norfolk, VB, Portsmouth and Chesapeake a coating of snow. With temperatures dropping down into the low 30s tonight, there’s potential for some black ice, but it won’t be a widespread problem. Jeremy Wheeler will keep you updated in the morning. After that moves out, we’ll have some sunshine throughout the day but with northerly winds it will be a very cold day. High temperatures will only make it to the upper 30s. Thursday will be a bit more mild, highs will top off in the low 50s and we’ll stay dry. Friday will be a different story though. We’re watching a low pressure system that is forming off the coast and could bring us some steady rain for Friday and on into the weekend. We’ll keep you updated on that.
Meteorologist Casey Lehecka