Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain Expected for Presidents Day

by | Feb 15, 2016 | Weather

Photo of a February 2016 snow shower provided by James Roberson.

Update 6 a.m. Monday, February 16, 2016.
The Fredericksburg area is now under a winter storm warning through 4 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. This is an upgrade from the winter weather advisory.

Accumulations of 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet and one-tenth of an inch from freezing rain are expected in Fredericksburg region, according to the National Weather Service.

The transition from mostly snow to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected by afternoon.

Weather Related Delays and Cancellations February 15, 2016, are listed here.

A sunny but very cold Valentine’s Day is expected to give way to a Presidents Day of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

Snow is likely to begin after 1 a.m. early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2016, with an overnight low around 19. “New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

The snow is expected to continue through Monday morning, changing to snow and sleet between 1 and 4 p.m., before changing to freezing rain and sleet after 4 p.m. The high is expected near 33. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent, with new snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible, the NWS said..

The rain or freezing rain is expected to continue through the evening hours, becoming all freezing rain after midnight. The overnight low will be around 32. Calm wind becoming south “The chance of precipitation is 100 percent, with little or no ice accumulation expected,” the NWS said.

Rain or freezing rain is likely early Tuesday, becoming all rain after 9 a.m. The mostly cloudy day will warm up, with a high near 49 expected.

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