UPDATE Thurs 5:30pm: Absolute mess of a storm for metro Richmond-south, with progressively higher snow depths north and northwest of metro. Slushy snow much of Friday changes to sleet and rain-heavy, Friday evening Richmond-south. Back to snow pre-sunrise Saturday, then a few hours worth could bring a few inches accumulation. Jim D.
Not a ton more to add to my main weather page discussion on the upcoming storm. Looking like wintry day Friday, with snow then sleet from morning through mid-afternoon before changeover to more of a mix arrives from the south. A cold rain from metro Richmond-south Friday night should cap accumulations for winter precip around here, but points north could be different story.
However, National Weather Service Wakefield prudently noted in their Wednesday afternoon discussion that storms have been tracking a little farther north than model guidance this season, so trends could ultimately point towards a slightly warmer solution (i.e. rain further north) that could even edge more northward than we suspect. One model has been clearly showing this trend.
I’ll post a fresh update tomorrow.
* Jim Duncan