While the weather forecast for Monday is clouds and temperatures near 60, Tuesday is expected to bring snow to parts of the peninsula. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are de-icing roads and bridges on the peninsula and the Southside in preparation for the drop in temperatures and frozen precipitation.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Gloucester, Mathews and James City counties and Williamsburg from Tuesday morning through evening. The snow is supposed to begin in late morning. The watch calls for possible snow accumulations of 3-5 inches of snow in those areas, with north winds averaging 10 to 20 mph.
Additionally, temperatures will drop Tuesday night, plummeting into the teens. NWS forecasters predict that with the north winds, the wind child may be near zero from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.In preparation for the snow and cold weather, drivers should check their antifreeze levels and tires. Allow extra time for traveling and be aware that you may encounter packed snow and ice on roadways during the afternoon and evening hours.