Wintry mix or snow day in the Valley?

Snow on Beverley Street in downtown Staunton on Monday, January 3, 2022.
Snow on Beverley Street in downtown Staunton on Monday, January 3, 2022.

STAUNTON — Looks like we might see a little bit of snow on Wednesday. Or will it be another wintry mix that's mostly rain?

We checked AccuWeather and the National Weather Service to see how likely it is that we will see some snow in the Valley.

The AccuWeather forecast warns of an icy start early morning Wednesday with snowfall starting as early as 7 a.m and lasting 12 hours. Anywhere from 2-4 inches of snowfall accumulation is expected.

AccuWeather snowfall amount probability is:

  • Less than 1 inch: 19%

  • An inch or two: 22%

  • 2-4 inches: 37%

  • 4-8 inches: 21%

  • Greater than 8 inches: 1%

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The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures dropping down to 28 degrees Tuesday night with a slight chance of snow after 1 a.m., mixing with freezing rain after 4 a.m.

Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 10 a.m., then rain, possibly mixed with snow and freezing rain between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., then rain after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

So, will it be a wintry mix or some actual snow? We will keep you posted. Either way, it's looking like student families might see a delayed opening or snow day on Wednesday.

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