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National Weather Service Expects Snow to Start Friday Afternoon

The U.S. Weather Service in Wakefield says that snow is expected in Hampton Roads starting Friday afternoon, Jan. 21. (Courtesy of National Weather Service)

HAMPTON ROADS — The U.S. National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va. (NWS Wakefield) says that snow is expected to begin falling in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina on this afternoon (Friday, Jan. 21).

While NWS Wakefield was originally predicting 3-4 inches of snow to fall in the Historic Triangle, the latest forecast states that the local region could see between 1-2 inches.

The alert was posted on NWS Wakefield’s Facebook page Friday morning. The snow is forecasted to last into the early morning hours of Jan. 22.

On Thurs., Jan. 20, Gov. Glenn Youngkin declared a State of Emergency ahead of two winter storms which were expected to impact the Commonwealth (particularly communities in Hampton Roads and Central Virginia) starting last night. The State of Emergency remains in effect through Sunday, Jan. 23.

WYDaily will continue to monitor the storm and post updates.

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