National Weather Service Predicts 1 to 2 Inches of Snow for Historic Triangle

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The National Weather Service is currently predicting 1 to 2 inches of snow for parts of the Historic Triangle. (photo courtesy of the National Weather Service)
The National Weather Service is currently predicting 1 to 2 inches of snow for parts of the Historic Triangle. (photo courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Despite Punxsutawney Phil predicting an early spring earlier this month, Historic Triangle residents should not bring out their flip flops and shorts just yet.

The National Weather Service has placed James City County, the City of Williamsburg and York County under a winter weather advisory that will be in effect through 4 p.m. Monday.

Starting at midnight, 1 to 2 inches of snow is projected to fall throughout the Historic Triangle. Less than a tenth of an inch of ice is also expected, which the National Weather Service says may cause hazardous travel conditions Monday.

Temperatures will hover around 20 degrees overnight and will reach a high in the mid-to-upper 30s during the day.

Snow is expected to continue falling through noon, at which point the precipitation should change from snow to rain.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is urging motorists to exercise caution Monday despite lighter traffic than normal because of Presidents Day. Motorists should look for icy patches and should lower speeds when driving.