Slow-Arriving Cold Will Keep Thursday Accumulations Down

Big Concern Is Freezing of Roads Tonight
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Richmond, Va. ( - The cold air is arriving in the Richmond area a little later than usual and that means that the accumulation of snow on the roads is going to be significantly less than once predicted. NBC 12 meteorologist Andrew Freiden says that temperatures may not even reach freezing until early evening--after the brunt of the storm passes. That doesn't mean there won't be snow, but it just won't stick as much to the roads. Freiden says maybe an inch on grassy areas.

The real concern is tonight when temperatures get down to a low of around 20. There is a real possibility that the wet roads tonight could freeze up and cause a lot of problems overnight into Friday morning.

The Friday night/Saturday storm still looks like a Hampton Roads storm, but even for them the threat is diminishing. Freiden says we still could get some snow in the Richmond area from that storm but it's looking less and less likely as we get closer.

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