WEATHER BEAT: Rain Monday Afternoon, Snow Tuesday

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments | Weather

weatherbeatlogoMost of the snow from the Blizzard of 2016 has melted; although, there are still many areas with mounds of snow, especially in parking lots where piles reached as high as 10 feet immediately after the snowstorm. Granted, I am not expecting that much this week, but its Virginia and you’re rightfully worried.

What I’m expecting for today is rain showers to begin to move into our region around 3 p.m. Most of this rain will be widely scattered and on the light side. Around sunset today is when I expect the rain to switch to wintry precipitation. The current thinking is that our area will be right on the boundary between rain and snow, which is expected to lower accumulations.

By Tuesday, I expect most precipitation to be sleet and snow. We will see about an inch or two of accumulation on Tuesday. Most sleet and snow ends Tuesday evening, but a few snow showers could linger into Wednesday with no additional accumulation.

In terms of travel, I do not expect too many issues. Most airports should be business as usual. We could see some school closures on Tuesday, but I suspect kids are back in school by Wednesday even if it’s a two-hour delay. Granted, I do not make that decision, that is just speculation based on the forecast.

Stay safe in the snow and slow down. Most accidents occur when its, “not that bad.”

My favorite thing to do is study the weather. It is truly fascinating. Nothing beats a good thunderstorm. I became very interested in weather when I lived in Okinawa, Japan for four years and was actually inside a super typhoon.

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