4 Inches Fall on Historic Triangle; More Snow to Fall Saturday Night

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Drivers carefully cruise down Monticello Avenue as snow begins to fall Jan. 22, 2016. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)
Drivers carefully cruise down Monticello Avenue as snow begins to fall Jan. 22, 2016. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)

The Historic Triangle received nearly 4¬†inches of snow on Friday, but don’t expect it to stick around for long:¬†Temperatures are expected to rise over the next 48 hours.

Less than 1 inch is expected to fall in the Historic Triangle after 4 p.m. Saturday, while snow showers are expected after 4 a.m. Sunday.

While winds will be gusting at speeds up to 21 mph on Saturday, the National Weather Service predicts temperatures will rise to 37 degrees. Temperatures will top out at 37 degrees Sunday before getting up to 45 degrees by Monday.

Snow will begin melting as early as Saturday, but is not likely to significantly recede until Sunday, when the sun is expected to shine through for the first time over the weekend.

While the Virginia Department of Transportation has been working around the clock to clear roads, secondary roads in James City County are still considered severe and are likely still covered with snow or ice.

Interstates in James City County and York County are will provide minor inconveniences for drivers, while most primary roads in both counties are considered moderately difficult to navigate for motorists.