Don’t let the warmer temperatures this weekend fool you, because we’ll be back to below average temperatures with the potential for a few “legit” shots for wintry precipitation next week!
Monday, December 14: Mainly rain but needs to be watched in the mountains and in Northern Virginia.
Low pressure will move across the Tennessee River Valley on Sunday and slowly move across the Southern Blue Ridge and then move off the Virginia coastline by Monday evening. There may be enough cold air for mostly snow in the mountains across Southwest Virginia and West Virginia, however, a mix of rain and snow is possible as far east as the New River Valley and north of I-66 in Northern Virginia, but surface temperatures will likely remain above freezing with little or no accumulation. Cold high pressure will move across the Great Lakes Region and Canada, ushering in colder air rushes in Monday night and Tuesday. Rainfall amounts south of Interstate 66 will range anywhere from one half inch to locally more than one inch.
Wednesday, December 16: This storm may be a “bigger deal” WEST of I-95 OR North/Northwest of US Route 360.