This forecast panel is what we think will happen a little after midnight Wednesday following the initial few hours of heavy snow Wednesday evening. A probable changeover to freezing rain and cold rain along the I-95 and I-85 corridor will bring a sudden end to accumulating snow in those areas. This includes much of metro Richmond. We'll see if this trend continues to be indicated in future model runs, but it makes sense given the weather set-up we're dealing with, as the cold air source, high pressure east of New England, will be moving farther away and warmer air comes in aloft.
There will consequently be a very sharp gradient of snow totals over central Virginia.
Andrew will have updates in the AM!