A fast moving Clipper system will move into the region Thursday Night into Friday morning. With just enough cold air in place, a period of mixed Rain/Snow and Wet Snow will develop across much of the M/A Region.
For SW and Central VA, light rain and mixed snow/rain will move in Thursday during the late afternoon and Early Evening hours and change to Wet snow by Midnight. Wet snow will continue into the overnight hours. Snow will end during the early morning hours on Friday.
Expect a general 1″-3″ of snow accumulation for ROA / LYH / CHO / RIC VA Areas. Most accumulation will only occur on grassy surfaces, trees, bushes, while most pavement and roads will just be wet, or at best slushy in spots. A few spots North of RIC VA and into the Delmarva could see some isolated amounts of 4″.
Only a Coating to 1″ can be expected across Southern VA for most counties that border NC. Temperatures during the event will be very marginal between 32 F to 36 F. So We’ll lose plenty of potential accumulation due to melting on contact. If colder and earlier in the Winter, this would be more like a 3″-6″ event, but most locations will just see and inch or 2 due to melting and marginal surface temperatures.
For Northern VA and the I-95 Corridor from DCA / BWI and into PHL and The Delaware Valley, A general 1″-3″ can also be expected. Wet Snow will move in by Midnight and continue into Friday morning.
So, I do think this will be our last snow event of the season for many parts of the M/A States with the exception of the Apps of the northern M/A, where one more event could sneak in before all is said and done.
Next week we get a nice taste of Spring as the pattern breaks down ! Much of VA could see temps near 70 for Tuesday through Thursday, and in the 60’s for much of the Northern M/A Region and Delaware Valley.