Models Trending Drier For Wednesday’s Rain/Snow Mix

February 25th, 2014 at 6:20 pm by under Weather

Computer models continue to trend “drier” when it comes to tomorrow’s rain/snow mix potential. The latest Hi-Res models and the latest NAM are much drier showing snow across northern Virginia and a few rain showers along the Outer Banks. The GFS still has some snow showers moving across the region between 7AM-12 PM. So, with that said, we are still thinking this is going to be a very minor event. Yes, some folks may see snow falling tomorrow morning. But we will likely not see any accumulation due to the warmer ground and temperatures above freezing. We saw highs in the 50s yesterday and highs in the 60s and 70s this past weekend. Here is what our Future Trak model is showing at 10:00 Wednesday morning.

Future Trak at 10 AM Weds

Future Trak at 10 AM Weds

This is the wettest model regarding precipitation. Scattered snow showers are possible from the Peninsula northward with more of a rain/snow mix possible across the Southside. Rain showers likely for the Outer Banks. Keep in mind that even this model shows barely any accumulation. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s. So areas across the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck could see temperatures around 32° when the precipitation falls. This is where we may see up to a dusting if that on grassy/elevated surfaces and decks. The snow that falls should not stick to the roads because the ground temperatures are too warm, so we are not anticipating any big problems during the commute. However, if the snow is falling around the morning rush, some folks may be distracted while driving.

The latest Future Trak model that just came in is almost completely dry. All in all, this is NOT going to be a big event for us and most of you may not see any snow at all.

Make sure you tune into Chief Meteorologist Don Slater’s forecast tonight on WAVY News 10 at 11 PM. He will have the latest computer model update. Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler will be on WAVY News 10 starting at 4:30 tomorrow morning tracking the rain and snow on Super Doppler 10.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona





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