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NWS: Less Snow, More Ice, Maybe

The Storm is coming, and forecasters say it will leave a blanket over more than 1500 miles from Denver to Washington. At present there are 40 million people under a winter storm advisory, watch or warning. Metro Richmond has been under a watch since 3:30 this morning, but now, forecasters are looking at something a bit different.

Less snow, more chance of wind, ice and power outages.

“Little bit of concern that some warm air might move in," said Jeff Orrock at the National Weather Service. “What that might allow to happen, actually we could see snow mixing with a bit more sleet and there could be areas where we see sleet for maybe a couple of hours.”

Could be less snow, maybe 2-4 inches, more ice.

“Could be a real wintry mix.”

Dominion Energy’s Rayhan Daudani said, “With some wet snow and some ice and that could really be harder challenges than our crews out in the field.”

They are talking about narrow bands, mixes and snow, rolling in late tomorrow.