Decent Agreement for Triad, Southeast VA Snow/Sleet

Raleigh Could See Snow Once Again, as Could Hampton Roads

There is a system swinging through next week, and will start to bring trouble to VA and NC on Tuesday night into Wednesday. This system is not expected to be very powerful, but Raleigh could see up to a dusting or an inch of snow. This is enough to snarl traffic in this area and cause many accidents, especially since it is coming through during the workweek.

GFS and Canadian side-by-side both indicate that some kind of frozen precipitation will fall from the sky on or around Wednesday the 17th. GFS is pictured first, and the CMC (Canadian) second.

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The Euro operational is also showing 2-3 inches for Hampton Roads, and 1-2 inches for the Raleigh area. We can’t show that model here due to their terms of service.

Basically people in the Raleigh areas and Hampton Roads area should expect deteriorating traffic conditions on Wednesday. Working from home might be a good option. For official information, contact your local NWS.

Raleigh saw some incredible traffic scenes back in 2014 with not a lot of snow. Precautions should be taken this time to prevent such a situation for this upcoming week.

Photos courtesy of The News Observer and WRAL

Behind this exiting storm system, the cold will follow, allowing any standing water or slush to freeze and cause dangerous driving and walking conditions. Temperatures for 7am Thursday:

Stay safe out there and be sure to keep checking our winter threat page, if you are on a pc it is on the sidebar or if you’re on a mobile device the link is near the bottom.

-Mike G.

East Coast Weather Authority


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!