Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The National Weather Service regrets to inform you that Saturday’s forecast could mean snow

Greater Williamsburg may see up to an inch of sleet and snow Saturday. (WYDaily)
Greater Williamsburg may see up to an inch of sleet and snow Saturday. (WYDaily)

It’s April. Williamsburg saw 70-degree temperatures on Friday. And yet, there’s snow in the forecast for Saturday.

Greater Williamsburg may receive an inch of snow Saturday evening, as a cold front moves through the region, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday will be a rainy day, NWS Wakefield Meteorologist Mike Rusnak said – but as temperatures drop, rain will turn to sleet and even snow after the sun sets.

“[What] we’re keen on with this system is precipitation intensity,” Rusnak said Friday afternoon. “If it comes down hard enough it could easily stick to the roads.”

Rain and sleet will likely turn to snow after 7 p.m., and if sleet and snow don’t fall at an intense rate, they’ll probably stick to grass, but not roads, Rusnak said.

However, with Saturday night’s low-temperature forecast around the freezing mark across Greater Williamsburg, whatever precipitation does accumulate on roads will likely be slushy, he added.

“Where it accumulates, it’ll hang around until Sunday morning,” Rusnak said.

Sunday, however, is expected to be dry and sunny with a high temperature in the low 50s.

For Rusnak, the warmer weather can’t come soon enough.

“I just wish it [winter] was out of here, and I want spring,” he added.

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