Weather update: winter storm warning in effect, 4-10 inches possible

Published 6:20 am Sunday, December 9, 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wakefield has issued a winter storm warning for Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties. Total snow accumulations are ranging from 4-10 inches, with some areas having the potential to see higher snowfall levels.

“Wet snow, which could be heavy at times especially during the day today,” documentation from the NWS cited Sunday morning. “The snow may mix with sleet or rain especially near the Virginia/North Carolina border and near I-95. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches expected with locally higher amounts possible. In addition, some light icing is possible this evening, as temperatures drop back below freezing. Temperatures will warm into the lower to mid 30s by this

Farmville, according to a weather map from the NWS, could receive approximately 8-12 inches of snow.

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A winter storm warning, according to the NWS, means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice would be present that makes travel highly hazardous or impossible. The warning is in effect until 4 a.m. Monday.

The NWS cautioned that the snow could stick to tree branches, risking the potential for power outages.