The remainder of the weekend will be dry and pleasant. Winds diminish and afternoon temperatures will rise into the upper 40s and low 50s. Clouds gradually increase as a clipper dives toward the Mid Atlantic. Rain showers arrive overnight as lows remain above freezing in most hometowns.
A clipper system originating from Canada will have limited moisture by the time it reaches Virginia. At this point, models indicate light rain showers transitioning to snow and sleet early Monday. The morning commute looks damp but not disruptive for most travelers.
Light snow showers and sleet pellets may make it east of the Blue Ridge while most of the accumulating snow will fall across Northern Virginia and in the Alleghany Highlands, where Winter Weather Advisories have been issued.
ACCUMULATION: Overall, 1-3" of snow is possible ONLY along and north of the I-64 corridor in the advisory areas. South of the advisories, through the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and east to Lynchburg, only spotty accumulation of a Trace to 1" is expected.
The clipper will combine forces with a second low off the Carolina and Virginia coast Monday. The system will strengthen and turn into a strong Nor'Easter bombing much of the northeast with up to two feet of snow.
We mostly avoid the accumulating snow but light, mountain snow showers, cold air, and breezy conditions are possible from a secondary system early Tuesday.
The rest of the week features cool temperatures near 40° under a blend of sun and clouds.
Although the storm on Monday doesn't look too promising for accumulating snow, there's a second potential for wintry weather Thursday into Friday. This will be something to keep an eye on as well.