Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Rain, snow? Well, it’s still winter after all

There’s a chance of rain and sleet on the Southside between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday, then a chance of rain after 4 a.m., according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

Temperatures is expected to range from 34-35 degrees during that time, said Jeff Orrock, chief meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service.

“Folks should just check the conditions before heading out,” he said, adding the chance for precipitation is at 80 percent.

Daytime high is forecast at 51 degrees.

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.

In the Peninsula, Orrock said Williamsburg may be mostly getting snow after midnight Tuesday into the early morning hours Wednesday.

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.

Here’s a timeline for the Southside:

Wednesday night

Rain. Low around 46. Southeast wind 9 to 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday

Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. High – 54.

Friday

A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. High — 49

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