Snow and Heavy Snow Possible This Weekend Across Virginia

Just when we thought we were done with winter, another potential snowstorm takes aim at the Mid-Atlantic. Amounts are too early to be determined, but the highest confidence is for flakes flying across VA on Saturday evening into Sunday morning. This is information taken from the GEFS ensembles. Ensemble forecasting is a good way to tell snowstorms, since they are a bunch of scenarios rather than just one model run that changes constantly. The images below are the mean or “average” of all the ensemble members of the GFS.

Snow will likely develop across VA by 8pm on Saturday:

Light to moderate snow should continue into Sunday morning before tapering off. However, parts of western VA, especially in the mountains, could experiece heavy snow, and could see more than a foot.

By 8pm Sunday, everything will change over to rain, and any snow left on the ground will likely melt as things will warm up. This is not uncommon for late March!

Any snow that falls will be heavy and wet, Once it starts raining especially in central and eastern VA, whatever fell as snow will melt. There is moderate confidence that this could be our last snow of the season.

Keep it right here at East Coast Weather Authority for all the latest updates!

-Mike G.

 

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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!