Williamsburg could see 6-8 inches of snow on Monday


Hampton Roads could be covered in snow Monday night if forecasts from the National Weather Service hold true.

The Nation Weather Service issued a winter storm watch the Peninsula and Middle Peninsula from 7 p.m. Monday evening through noon Tuesday as a low pressure system moves through. The storm is expected to drop 4 to 6 inches of snow as a low pressure system moved through the area Monday, according to Andrew Zimmerman, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wakefield.

North towards Williamsburg and Richmond could see snow accumulation as much as 6 to 8 inches, Zimmerman said.

Flakes could start falling near the end of the evening commute around 7 p.m. and continue overnight.

“You could see a period where it mixes with sleet,” he said.

Temperatures will remain bitter tonight with a low close to 10 degrees.

“It’s not warming up much (Monday),” Zimmerman said. “We’re looking at a very wintry week ahead.”

High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will barely reach the mid-30s and even colder Thursday.

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