Snow For Some, Rain For Others

March 25th, 2014 at 7:08 pm by under Weather

Well…we are seeing a true wintry mix out there this evening. We saw rain for the majority of the afternoon and then reports of a rain/snow mix started coming in around 3-4 PM. Most areas have seen the heavy, wet snow melt on contact since temperatures have been above 32 degrees. However, temperatures are closer to freezing along the Eastern Shore. That is where the highest accumulations will likely be with this storm system. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 2 AM Wednesday for our northern zones (all areas in purple).

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory

Check out these photos from the Eastern Shore. Doc sent this one into reportit@wavy.com from Temperanceville, near Wallops Island.

Temperanceville Snow

Temperanceville Snow

Connie Zahn sent this photo into reportit@wavy.com from Accomac.
Accomac Snow

Accomac Snow

Tammy sent us this Facebook photo from Wallops Island. Looks like a winter wonderland there!
Near Wallops Island

Near Wallops Island

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The rain/snow mix will eventually change over to all snow showers by 8-9 this evening.  Our latest Future Trak model has scattered snow showers at 9 PM, except for North Carolina where we will likely see scattered rain showers with a few snowflakes mixing in at times. Notice temperatures are above freezing in the metro, but closer to 32° across the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Eastern Shore. These areas will see the highest accumulations and the Eastern Shore could even see snow stick onto the roads.
Future Trak at 9 PM

Future Trak at 9 PM

Snow starts tapering off for everyone around midnight except for the Eastern Shore. That is where the snow will stick around the longest.

Future Trak at Midnight

Future Trak at Midnight

So how much snow can you expect to see? Latest snow totals map hasn’t changed too much. Highest totals will be from Melfa northward. 1-2 inches possible from Gloucester north to the Northern Neck. The Peninsula and Southside should just see a dusting on grassy areas, cars and decks. Snow shouldn’t stick to the roads here because temperatures should stay above freezing.

Tonight's Snow Forecast

Tonight’s Snow Forecast

Along with the wet weather, we will be watching the increasing wind speeds. Winds will increase out of the north tonight and range from 20-30 mph with gusts up to 40mph. Wind gusts could get as high as 45mph along the coast. Wind speeds will stay up tomorrow morning and then come down a little bit during the afternoon.

Forecast Wind Speeds Overnight

Forecast Wind Speeds Overnight and on Wednesday

Wednesday will be much drier, breezy and chilly with highs around 40°.

Reminder: Send any photos to reportit@wavy.com. You can also post them on our Facebook page or tweet us at WAVY_Weather. Meteorologist Don Slater will have another update coming up on WAVY News 10 at 10 on FOX43 and WAVY News 10 at 11. Stay warm!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

One Response to “Snow For Some, Rain For Others”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    It will be April next week! Enough is enough. There is no “wonderland” about winter anymore.

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