Essex County Virginia

Weather Briefing as of 2-12-2021

Posted on 02/12/2021
Stay safe ya'll! According to the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia, a series of weather systems are expected to bring wintry precipitation to our region. Accumulating snow from the first system has ended. However, roads will remain slick and hazardous today with some additional light ice accumulations possible. The Winter Storm Watches remain in effect for Friday night into Saturday due to the significant icing potential. 

Be cautious when driving. The accumulation of ice and freezing drizzle or light freezing rain is possible today. However, the greatest icing threat exists from Friday night through Saturday night. Significant travel disruptions and numerous power outages will occur Friday night through Saturday night if the current forecast remains on track. This will continue through Saturday night, with the greatest storm impact from accumulating ice will be from Friday night through Saturday night. An additional light glaze of ice is possible today. 0.25" to 0.50" of ice accumulation is possible Friday night through Saturday night, especially from the central/southern Virginia Piedmont to Richmond and the Tri-Cities and northeastward to near Tappahannock. 

Check links for updates:  
·  Wakefield NWS: https://www.weather.gov/akq/
·  Winter Briefing Page: https://www.weather.gov/akq/winter
·  Port Weather Page: https://www.weather.gov/akq/dss_port