Martinsville Weather
Forecast Discussion
Overview: A mixture of rain and wintry precipitation is expected on Saturday, with only light accumulation.

Details: (Posted at 10 PM on Wednesday 12/17) The picture is finally becoming clearer for Saturday's potential winter storm. If your church has something special planned for Sunday, you'll be encouraged by the developments, but if you were hoping for a big snowstorm, it's not looking too good. Although it had the potential to be more significant, it now seems likely that this system is not going to develop in such a way that will give this area much snow.

Here are the specifics: Look for precipitation to develop around mid-morning Saturday, most likely starting out as a mixture of snow and sleet. This should transition to more of a sleet/rain mixture during the afternoon, possibly mixing with snow again for a little while in the evening before the precipitation winds down. As is often the case in this area, temperatures will hover right around the freezing point, not only at the surface but also in various layers of the atmosphere, making for a difficult forecast. Slight changes in temperatures could result either in more rain or more sleet. In any case, with the likelihood of rain mixing in and surface temperatures that will probably be slightly above freezing, I don't expect much (if any) accumulation from this system. Some light accumulations of snow and/or sleet are possible, mainly on grass. I will attempt to give a more detailed accumulation prediction as the event draws nearer.

More rain or wintry weather is possible next Saturday (12/27) as we seem to be gradually heading into a more winter-like weather pattern.

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