Per my previous blog post (2/27), the storm slated to affect us Tuesday into early Wednesday will be a mixed picture for our area, i.e. rain and snow.
The track will bring the system up the coast from near Florida by Tuesday night, shooting it to the northeast, east of Hatteras, by Wednesday morning. Moisture will arrive by Tuesday evening in the form of light rain or rain/snow mix, then as temperatures cool overnight, it will change to wet snow, ending Wednesday morning.
Surface temperatures will remain at or slightly above freezing, and ground temps on the warmish side, so any accumulations of snow that occur will be mainly on grassy surfaces. Accumulation potential, even if primarily on those grassy areas, will be determined by two obvious factors; how many hours it snows and how heavy it falls. That will be determined by the eventual track of the storm.
Precipitation could linger longer over the eastern part of Virginia Wednesday, but daytime temperatures will bounce enough to change any wet snow back to rain or a rainy mix.
As always, check our main weather discussion page for updated info.
* Jim D.