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Potential Winter Storms Heading to the Region

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(WYDaily Media)

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Two winter storms may impact to the region later this week.

According to the U.S. National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va. (NWS Wakefield), there are two winter storms heading this way; one that will start Thursday and run into Friday, and a second one that will start on Friday into Saturday.

The U.S. National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va. (NWS Wakefield) is predicting a first winter storm system to blow through the area on Thurs., Jan. 20 into Fri., Jan. 21. (Courtesy of NWS Wakefield)

On Thursday (Jan. 20), NWS Wakefield notes that rain will change into snow as a result of an arctic front that will cross through the region. It is noted that approximately an inch of snow may fall during the late afternoon and into the evening. The Historic Triangle has a slight risk of impact from this storm, potentially affecting evening rush hour traffic.

The U.S. National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va. (NWS Wakefield) is predicting a second and more significant winter storm system to blow through the area on Fri., Jan. 21 into Sat., Jan. 22. (Courtesy of NWS Wakefield)

The second storm, which is predicted to start on Fri., Jan. 21, NWS Wakefield describes as a more “classic” winter storm with very cold air will get locked into place behind the cold front. As a result of a coastal low, there is a potential for significant snowfall and icing (particularly for the southeastern portion of Hampton Roads).

NWS Wakefield notes that the eventual track and the strength of the storm will determine the significance as well as the extent of snow and ice in the area.

WYDaily will continue to keep you up-to-date on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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