WYDaily is tracking a winter storm that could bring several inches of snow to Greater Williamsburg Wednesday evening.
From safe driving tips to protecting your house from freezing temperatures, here’s what you need to know to prepare as the storm approaches:
Update 11 a.m. Wednesday:
Greater Williamsburg should expect between 4 and 8 inches of snow, winds as fast as 40 miles per hour, and low visibility between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Rusnak.
A winter storm warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.
There is a potential for a “ground blizzard” throughout Greater Williamsburg, according to Rusnak.
Snow will start falling in Williamsburg after 5 p.m. and get heavier into the evening, Rusnak said. Coupled with the falling snow, temperatures across the region are expected to plunge after the storm.
“This cold snap is going to be worse than the one we’re in now,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Orrock said.
Thursday night through Saturday morning the Williamsburg area could see low temperatures in the low single digits, according to Orrock.
Windchill factors could push the temperatures even lower for people who are outside, making the air feel as cold as negative temperatures, Orrock said.
Update 6:01 p.m. Tuesday:
The National Weather Service has increased the total expected amount of snow to as many as 5 inches in Greater Williamsburg, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Sammler.
At least 3 inches of snow are expected in the area, Sammler said.