Storm bringing possible snow, wintry mix to Virginia, DC Monday

Possible heavy snow was predicted with accumulations from 1 to 3 inches.

As residents were still digging out from that snow, another storm hit the Northeast late last week. Strong winds are also expected.

The rain will turn to a mixture of sleet and snow on Monday during the midday to afternoon hours, the weather service reported Sunday.

Heavy snow is expected in the Appalachians, including around Roanoke, Virginia.

Most areas in north Alabama will likely stay above freezing, the weather service said. Forecast models are coming into agreement bringing this storm closer to the southern New England coast which could means accumulating snows for much of MA with higher amounts to the east, though track will be critical.

Astronomically low tides this upcoming week mean a lesser chance of coastal flooding, but pockets of minor flooding and a splash over are likely during Tuesday's high tides.

In coastal areas, temperatures may be marginal for accumulating snow (particularly during the daytime hours), which could cut down on amounts in some areas. NY could see 4-6 inches of snow.

Most of this will occur north of Interstate 40 and on the northern Cumberland Plateau. Power outages are possible.

The storm's exact path remains uncertain, but the system will bring precipitation and wind in what will be the third significant winter storm in the past 10 days.

This storm would be the third nor'easter to affect the East Coast in a period of two weeks.

  • Rogelio Becker