Weather update: 3-7 inches possible for area

Published 11:20 am Saturday, December 8, 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wakefield is projecting between 3-7 inches of snow in advance of Sunday’s winter storm.

The NWS issued a winter storm watch for the area Friday and the Office of the Governor declared a State of Emergency in Virginia Saturday morning.

According to the NWS, Snow is likely Sunday before 1 p.m., then snow possibly mixed with rain. Chance of precipitation is 90% percent. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Going into Sunday night, snow likely, possibly mixed with rain, mainly before 1 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Probabilistic snowfall rates, or estimations of what areas such as Dundas, Love’s Mill, Victoria and Kenbridge could receive, range from anywhere as low as 5 inches to as high as 14 for some areas.