STAUNTON — More winter weather is headed our way this Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
There is chance of snow before noon, then a mix of rain and snow for the rest of the day. Into the night there's a chance of more snow — between 1 to 3 inches — into Saturday morning. Snow is expected to taper off Saturday morning after 7 a.m.
According to AccuWeather, there's an 81% chance of 1 to 3 inches of snow from 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. There's an 4% chance of 3 to 6 inches of snow during that timeframe and a 13% chance of a coating to an inch.
NWS Meteorologist Brendon Rubin-Oster said we will definitely be seeing snow come Friday, but not as much as areas closer to the coast.
"You should be far enough west from the impacts from the coastal storm," he said.
Friday expect between 2 to 6 inches of snow, but he felt confident enough to say the range is most likely in the 2 to 4 inches. It will be steady light to moderate snow starting during the lunch hour on Friday, picking up through the afternoon hours into the night.
AccuWeather said that New England will be getting the majority of the storm, but parts of the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic could see the effects. The storm is intensifying off the coast of the Atlantic, with snow and wind, according to an article from AccuWeather.
The storm is said to develop and strengthen off the southern Atlantic coast later this week, intensifying so much it could be classified as a "bomb cyclone" as it moves toward New England, AccuWeather said.
What is a bomb cyclone? Think blizzard, but worse.
A bomb cyclone, or bombogenesis, happens when the central pressure of a storm crashes by 0.71 of an inch or greater within 24 hours, AccuWeather said.
"When the pressure plummets, winds rush in toward the center of the storm at a faster pace," AccuWeather said in the article. "The winds can carry a great deal of moisture with them and unleash that in the form of copious amounts of precipitation. If the air is cold enough, heavy snow and blizzard conditions can ensue."
This pattern of snow is normal, AccuWeather said, for the East Coast during this time of year. Late January through early March is prime storm storm season.
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A chance of snow before noon, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 37. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Snow likely, mainly before 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
A chance of snow before 7 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Mostly clear, with a low around 8.
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.
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