Friday, April 19, 2024

Get ready for some snow on the Peninsula —and some rain

Jeff Orrock, chief meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service at Wakefield, said Williamsburg may be mostly getting snow after midnight Tuesday into the early morning hours Wednesday.

“Folks should just check the conditions before heading out,” he said.

Orrock noted he doesn’t expect the snow and rain mix to accumulate and the Peninsula should expect less than an inch of snow between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. before turning into passing rain showers, totaling a half inch of rainfall.

All Williamsburg-James City County public schools and officers will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday, according to a tweet from WJCC Schools.

York County School Division will also have a two-hour delay Wednesday, the division said in an email.

On the Southside, a mix of rain and snow is expected between the 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday with temperatures ranging from 34-35 degrees.

Here’s a timeline so you can plan your week accordingly:


  • Evening after 12 a.m.- 34-35 degrees, 62 percent chance of mostly snow.


  • Morning- 34-35 degrees, 5-10 mph wind, snow and rain mix totaling less than one inch.
  • Midday- 43-45 degrees, 15-20 mph, passing rain showers.
  • Evening – 50 degrees, 15-20 mph wind, passing rain showers.


  • Morning/Midday/evening- mid 50s, 5-10 mph, scattered rain showers.


  • Morning/Midday/evening- high around 50 degrees, 30 percent chance of scattered rain showers until evening.


  • Morning/Midday/Evening- high around 50 degrees, 70 percent chance of scattered rain showers throughout the day (more frequent).


  • Morning/midday/evening- mid 60s, 20-30 mph, 40 percent chance of scattered showers.


  • Morning/midday/evening- mid 40s, 10 mph wind, no precipitation.

Typically, the National Weather Service Wakefield office sends out winter advisories if more than an inch of snow is expected or the weather could cause some travel issues, Orrock said.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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