Temperatures drop after frozen precipitation

(WAVY/Lavoy Harrell)
(WAVY/Lavoy Harrell)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Residents across the WAVY viewing area woke up to chilly temperatures and slick roads Friday morning after a cold front moved into the area Thursday night.

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the entire WAVY viewing area Thursday until midnight, and for some areas until 3 a.m. Friday.

A cold front moved into the area Thursday, bringing with it a mix of rain, sleet and snow. While precipitation had mostly moved out of the area by midnight, the drop in temperatures overnight caused slick spots on the roads Friday morning.

The Northern Neck, Eastern Shore and Middle Peninsula were the first places to see frozen precipitation

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Super Doppler 10 Chief Meteorologist Don Slater reported there was still some light snow and sleet in select areas around 10 p.m., but it was all over by midnight. The highest accumulations were seen in the northern part of the region: Williamsburg, Gloucester, Mathews, Melfa and Chincoteague. The Southside, saw mostly sleet, and North Carolina mostly rain.

“Luckily, this is just a quick cool down — with a light southwest breeze on Saturday, temperatures will be back in the mid-40s,” Slater said.

WAVY Super Doppler

Below-freezing temperatures can be expected for most of the day Friday. Although temperatures will be mainly in the 20s, the breeze will make it feel like in the teens and in the single digits in some areas.

Some schools in the area announced delays and closings for Friday — click here for a current list.

The weather also caused flight cancellations at Norfolk International Airport on Thursday and due to the snow storms in some parts of the country, cancellations and delays may be possible for Friday. Those traveling are advised to call their airline ahead of time.

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