Winter weather warning: Early Sunday morning through Monday afternoon

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The National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA, has issued a winter weather warning for our area beginning around midnight Sat/Sun, Jan 30-31 continuing until 7:00 PM Sunday, Jan 31.  Occasional snow and freezing rain will continue off and on through midday Tuesday, Feb 2.

Drive carefully.  Watch for frozen patches on roads; snow on roads can hide frozen patches beneath the snow.  Do not follow other vehicles closely.  Watch for downed trees and power lines — do not approach downed power lines.

This is the announcement issued by NWS – Wakefield:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
234 PM EST Sat Jan 30 2021

MDZ022-VAZ077-078-085-520-310345-
/O.CON.KAKQ.WW.Y.0004.210131T0600Z-210201T0000Z/
Wicomico-Northumberland-Lancaster-Middlesex-
Eastern King and Queen-
Including the cities of Salisbury, Lewisetta, Alfonso,
Beanes Corner, Brook Vale, Kilmarnock, Lancaster, Lively, Regina,
Grafton, Harmony Village, Church View, Cooper, Healys, Jamaica,
Nesting, and King And Queen Court House
234 PM EST Sat Jan 30 2021

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 PM
EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4
  inches.

* WHERE...Portions of southeast Maryland and east central and
  eastern Virginia.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 7 PM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Snow is expected to change to freezing rain Sunday afternoon or evening.

Monday, February 1:
Cloudy; periods of rain in the morning followed by a bit of snow and rain at times in the afternoon; high temp 41, low temp 30.

Tuesday, February 2:
Occasional light snow flurries before noon; mostly cloudy remainder of the day; high temp 39; low temp 30.


UPDATE:  Sunday, Jan 31; 8:00 AM

Current conditions:  Snow falling; about 1/2 inch accumulation so far; roads clear but wet, slippery in spots

Today’s forecast:

Snow, accumulating an inch or two, becoming mixed with, then changing to rain late in the day

Wind ESE 7 mph

Wind Gusts 12 mph

Probability of Precipitation 85%

Precipitation  0.43 in

Rain 0.25 in

Snow 1.5 in

Hours of Precipitation 8

Hours of Rain 2

Cloud Cover 99%