Williamsburg to miss the brunt of snow storm

Staff writer

Updated 9:30 a.m. Sunday: The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter weather advisory previously in effect for parts of central and southeastern Virginia, including Williamsburg.

Original story: According to the latest report from the National Weather Service, Williamsburg is now expected to mostly see rain, rather than the snowfall previously predicted to hit the area.

While one to two inches of snow and sleet are still possible, forecasters now expect Williamsburg to see minimal snow and ice accumulation between late Saturday and Monday.

According to the report, the area is expected to see light snow and sleet this evening, which will turn into sleet and freezing rain after midnight before becoming mostly rain Sunday morning. The precipitation will mix with or change back to snow Sunday afternoon, according to the report.

The National Weather Service report states that any snowfall will mix with sleet, freezing rain or rain late tonight and into Sunday morning, and is likely to melt or wash away.

Williamsburg could see maximum wind gusts of 21 miles per hour, according to the report.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for portions of east central, eastern, south central and southeast Virginia, including Williamsburg. The advisory will remain in effect until 1 a.m. Monday.

According to the report, a winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain could cause travel difficulties, and that slippery roads and limited visibility while on the road should be expected.

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