Winter Weather Advisories posted just south of D.C., light snow Sunday afternoon


    Snowfall map for this afternoon through tonight

    The outside chance for snow moving a little farther north today appears like it will happen, though for those of you in the Metro, don't expect more than flurries. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for areas south of DC including Rappahannock, southern Fauquier, Stafford, Charles and St. Mary's Counties and points south. A general 1 to 2 inches of snow will be possible in those areas with the highest totals in the southern part of the counties.

    Latest Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings from the National Weather Service

    There will be a very tight gradient on the northern edge of this storm, with very dry air still filtering into the region with strong high pressure around DC and areas to the north. Locations a few hours to the south may see up to 6 inches of snow, with Charlottesville and Richmond under a Winter Storm Warning.

    The timing of this system should bring snow to our area closer to Noon to our southern areas, with possibly a few flurries late afternoon as far north as the DC Metro. Here is a look at our forecast snow map, showing the possibility of 1-2 inches to the south. I believe this will be more of a conversational snow with low impacts. That being said, if you have travel plans this afternoon and evening, be sure to take it very slowly on the roadways. Many roads have already been treated, but a few slick spots will be possible to our south this afternoon and into Monday morning with lows tonight back into the 20s.

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