UPDATE: Sussex, Prince George & Dinwiddie County Schools will be CLOSED Monday February 15, 2016.
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SUSSEX & SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA – As last month’s Nor’Easter becomes a distant memory, a second winter storm system is expected to bring a mixed bag of precipitation, ranging from snow, to sleet and freezing rain, to a cold heavy rain starting Sunday evening.
Metro-Richmond, the Tri-Cities, Prince George, Dinwiddie, Sussex & Surry Counties are all under a winter weather advisory from midnight early Monday morning through late afternoon Monday. Below is the forecast from the National Weather Service office in Wakefield:
TONIGHT: Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
PRESIDENT’S DAY: Snow before 1pm, then freezing rain and sleet between 1pm and 4pm, then rain after 4pm. High near 36. East wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
MONDAY NIGHT: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 35. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible
The winter weather expected overnight Sunday into Monday comes on the heels of the recent cold snap engulfing much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Saturday, temperatures in and around the Richmond area struggled to reach 30 degrees and plunged into the teens for overnight lows Saturday night into Sunday morning.
As of 3 p.m. Sunday, no school system has made announcements about their intentions to open. According to their individual school division websites, Prince George, Dinwiddie, and Sussex County have President’s Day as a full day of school.
Surry County Public Schools had already been scheduled to be closed for President’s Day Monday.
Many school divisions had early releases Friday afternoon ahead of anticipated winter weather from a storm moving up the coast that bought snow and wintry weather to the Hampton Roads, Sussex and Surry County areas.
Stay with The Sussex-Surry Dispatch for the latest information.
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