Frigid temperatures, but no snow for Williamsburg, James City County

Frigid temperatures, but no snow for Williamsburg, James City County

Temperatures will be in the 30s but will feel more like the teens today and Friday, according to the Weather Channel. 

For surrounding areas like Newport News, it could mean one or two inches of snow. However, Williamsburg and James City County do not have snow in the forecast. 

James City County will be operating a warming center at the James City County Recreation Center.

The center, at, 5301 Longhill Rd., will be open for its normal operating hours: Monday -Thursday. 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.1-6 p.m. Call (757) 259-4200 for more information.

Ahead of the winter weather, Virginia Department of Transportation will begin pre-treating the interstates Thursday morning as crews prepare for a mid-February chill. 

Interstates on the Southside and Peninsula will be pre-treated beginning at 9:30 a.m. and crews will continue to monitor road surfaces as temperatures fall throughout the evening.

Unlike previous snow events this season, Friday’s anticipated snowfall, which starts late morning and extends through Friday evening, is expected to be concentrated on the eastern end of the district, specifically Southside Hampton Roads.

VDOT Hampton Roads restocked its snow removal materials, including salt, abrasives and brine, following the late January wintry mix and capacity is sufficient to address the next round of snow.

VDOT crews will continue to monitor pavement conditions after any snowfall to check for pavement that could possibly refreeze Friday night and throughout the weekend.

Drivers are encouraged to watch their speed and allow for plenty of braking distance if they must travel during these conditions.

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