Chances are half-and-half that Petersburg area could see rain, snow Wednesday

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PETERSBURG — Did you enjoy the spring-like 70-degree temperature here Monday? That 70 mark could be hit again later this week, but in the meantime, there is a 50/50 possibility that we could see a spot of snow starting Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has predicted a mix of snow and rain to fall across the area Tuesday and Wednesday. It won't be a major weather-maker, but it will be a reminder to everyone that this is, in fact, December after all.

A clear sunny sky over Petersburg Monday pushed the mercury to right at 70 degrees, NWS said. Tuesday will see a tumble into the upper 40s, setting the stage for precipitation to start falling Tuesday night with a low around 32 degrees.

NWS puts the chances of a rain/snow event Tuesday night at 20%.

There is a 50% chance of rain and snow Wednesday morning, mainly before 11 a.m., NWS said. After that, anything that falls Wednesday afternoon would be rain.

The Old Farmer's Almanac has predicted a 'Season of Shivers' for most of the United States over the upcoming winter. For about 12 hours Tuesday night into Wednesday of this week, the Petersburg area could get a taste of what winter will be for us as the National Weather Service office in Wakefield says there is a 50/50 chance of rain and snow falling.
The Old Farmer's Almanac has predicted a 'Season of Shivers' for most of the United States over the upcoming winter. For about 12 hours Tuesday night into Wednesday of this week, the Petersburg area could get a taste of what winter will be for us as the National Weather Service office in Wakefield says there is a 50/50 chance of rain and snow falling.

"Little or no snow accumulation expected," is how the NWS forecast reads. Wednesday's high temperature will be in the low 40s.

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Following a sub-freezing Wednesday night, NWS expects Thursday to dawn sunny with a high of 48 degrees. Friday will be in the 60s, and Saturday should be in the mid-70s.

The next round of precipitation is expected Sunday, but expected temperatures in the 50s mean rain only.

In case you were wondering, The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a cold but dry winter for most of Virginia and North Carolina, and about half of South Carolina. Extreme southwestern Virginia and most of West Virginia should see the most snowfall, almanac editors say.

Bill Atkinson (he/him/his) is daily news coach for USA TODAY's Southeast Region-Unified Central, which includes Virginia, West Virginia and central North Carolina. He is based in Petersburg, Virginia. Reach him at batkinson@progress-index.com.

This article originally appeared on The Progress-Index: Petersburg VA weather: Cold rain to dissipate by Wednesday afternoon

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