I grabbed some of this text from our forecast on www.nbc12.com/weather which is where our forecasts live 24/7. You can find the whole discussion there.
1.) There will be an initial period of HEAVY SNOW on this evening over all of central Virginia. This snow may be accompanied by some heavy bands. We expect roads to become snow-covered and treacherous quickly.
- SLICK ROADS: Roads will become snow covered this evening. A changeover to freezing rain will add a layer of ice on top of snow, will make conditions even more slick. *IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRAVEL TONIGHT, DON'T.* - POWER OUTAGES: We are forecasting generally .10 inch or less of ice BUT Brunswick, Greensville, and Emporia may see up to .25 inch. Ice accumulation on trees and power lines can lead to power outages.