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Overnight storm blankets area in less than an inch of snow
A snow storm dusted the Fredericksburg area with less than an inch of snow Sunday night.
The National Weather Service expects a wintery mix to last throughout the day Monday with snow and sleet before 11 a.m., followed by rain and sleet between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Rain is expected throughout the afternoon.
Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Further west, in and around Culpeper, Orange and Louisa counties, total snow accumulation could reach one inch.
The NWS said because of a blast of arctic air early this week, “It will feel more like January instead of March in these areas.”
Heather Sheffield, a meteorologist with the NWS in Sterling said road conditions are not expected to freeze overnight and should be fine.
Temperatures in Fredericksburg could reach 60 degrees Tuesday, but another cold front will cool the area down later in the week.
However, precipitation is not expected after Tuesday.
“Compared to last year, it was warmer at the end of March so this cold might be a surprise to most people,” Sheffield said.