Snow, but not quite as much

Published 8:25 am Wednesday, January 17, 2018

For anyone who already misses the snows of yesterday, the good news is that they are likely to see more snow today. The bad news — if one can call it that — is it’s not expected to be quite as much as two weeks ago. That’s when the Western Tidewater received a range seven to 11 inches, which lasted several days.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Wakefield stated that Wednesday will be cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, followed by snow later and continuing into the afternoon. One-inch accumulation is possible. Highs will be in the mid-30s, and dropping to the upper 20s later in the afternoon.

The prediction for the night sky is partly cloudy with snow showers until midnight, then becoming clear after 12, but with little accumulation. Look for Thursday to be sunny, with highs in the upper 30s.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Southampton County Public Schools announced that they would be closed on Wednesday.

However, Isle of Wight and Franklin school divisions had not yet made any decision about closings or delays. That information will be posted online at when it becomes available.