More snow forecast for Hampton Roads – 4 to 6 inches expected this weekend for most of the region – The Virginian-Pilot

Forecasters are predicting Hampton Roads will receive 4 to 6 inches of snow Friday night through Saturday afternoon as the second snowstorm of the month hits the area.

The winter storm is expected to hit eastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina Friday night through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Wakefield. Unlike last weekend’s snowstorm, winds can be as high as 40 to 45 mph along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean coasts.

“The gusty winds, potential blowing and drifting snow – that might be the only difference here,” said NWS Wakefield meteorologist Mike Rusnak.

Precipitation could begin as light rain Friday afternoon before turning to snow late Friday evening around 10 p.m. over much of Hampton Roads.

Heavy snowfall is expected throughout the day Saturday, according to a Wednesday afternoon news report from the weather service.

Virginia Beach and eastern Chesapeake expected to receive 4 to 6 inches of snow to 19h Saturday. Higher accumulations – between 6 and 12 inches – are expected to the north along the east coast during the same period.

The greatest threat of heavy snowfall is along the eastern coast of Virginia and Maryland, according to the briefing report.

“Confidence continues to grow that most of our region will receive snow accumulation Friday evening through Saturday afternoon,” the report said. “Heavy snow and high winds are possible, especially for locations east of I-95.”

Ali Sullivan, 757-677-1974, [email protected]

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