Here’s the latest information on TWO storm system that we’re watching next week. The first one on Monday will be MAINLY RAIN, *BUT* there may be some surprises if the moisture gets in early enough during the day.
Monday, December 14
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, AND a snow or rain/snow mix is possible in Northern Virginia IF the precipitation arrives early in the day. The latest NAM model shows temperatures near freezing early Monday morning with snow across portions of the New River Valley west into Southwestern Virginia, AND potentially light accumulating snow across the Northern and Central Shenandoah Valley. The ground and pavement will be warm due to temperatures over the weekend in the 50’s to near 60 degrees. Therefore, any snow accumulation would be minimal.
Rain for the rest of the area with rainfall amounts averaging from one half inch to one inch.
Wednesday, December 16: This storm may be a “bigger deal” WEST of I-95 OR North/Northwest of US Route 360.