Sunday, December 3, 2023

More snow on the way Wednesday, followed by a night of ‘brutal cold’

Snow in Williamsburg, Blizzard in Williamsburg. (Tom Davis/WYDaily)
A lone car heads toward I-64 on Route 199. (Tom Davis/WYDaily)

Winter isn’t over yet.

Snow from earlier this month has finally melted and the roads are clear, but Mother Nature has more in store for Greater Williamsburg.

Williamsburg will likely get one to two inches of snow on Wednesday after a low-pressure system moves in from the Ohio Valley, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Montefusco.

The snow is slated to start before sunrise Wednesday, and will continue falling through the early evening, Montefusco said. Early precipitation may be a mix of snow and rain, but will quickly turn into light snow.

The snow will clear Wednesday night, but could be problematic for Hampton Roads residents’ evening commute.

And, unfortunately for travelers, “brutal cold” will keep the snow on the roads – possibly through Friday morning, Montefusco said.

“It’s certainly not melting soon,” Montefusco said. “We’ll have similar issues to the last storm with lingering snow and ice for a couple of days, but with less snowfall, the melting with occur a lot faster.”

Thursday morning is expected to be in the lower teens and upper single digits, but will warm up to the 40s during the day.

The snowmelt may refreeze Thursday night, but by Saturday, temperatures will be back in the 50s Saturday and up to the 60s Sunday.

Areas southwest of the Virginia Peninsula may get more snow, he added.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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