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Storm system to bring possible snow accumulation to the Valley Sunday

Crystal Graham
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Another storm system will reach the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday, and one meteorologist says snow is possible.

Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Thomas Kines said for most of Virginia, “the late weekend storm will be a rain event.”

“In the Shenandoah Valley, the precipitation can be mixed with snow when it arrives Sunday late morning or afternoon,” he said.

He said the mixed precipitation likely won’t cause any travel delays.

“It’s not out of the question, the storm begins as snow in the high ground to the west, and it would not be surprising if there was a small accumulation before it mixed with or changes to rain.”

The precipitation statewide should move away Monday morning, Kines said.

“The overall weather pattern for the next 7-10 days will favor temperatures near or below normal,” he said. Kines said “normal” means afternoon temperatures in the 50s and nighttime lows near freezing.

There might be a couple of days next week, probably Thursday and/or Friday, when high temperatures may return to the 60s and 70s “but that warm up will be short lived,” Kines said.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.