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Winter weather will move closer to Stafford County than originally thought, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory has been issued or the county until 6 a.m. Wednesday. There’s a possibility the county could see 1 to 3 inches of snow. It’s all apart of a larger storm system moving through the southeast U.S. bringing up to a foot of snow to Hampton Roads here in Virginia.

Here’s what forecasters at the weather service’s Washington D.C. office are saying:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HA ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFEC UNTIL 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW

* ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING…LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STEADIEST SNOW WILL BE LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…TEENS.

* WINDS…NORTH-NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY…IMPACTING TRAVEL. LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE IN DURING TH EVENING RUSH HOUR AND THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. ALTHOUGH SNOW WILL END BY THE MORNING RUSH HOUR WEDNESDAY… UNTREATED ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY.

The weather service notes snow is already falling across portions of Central Virginia, and it could inch closer to our area.

A PERIOD OF ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL VIRGINIA AS WELL AS THE WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREAS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE HIGHER FARTHER SOUTH ACROSS SOUTHERN MARYLAND AND THE VIRGINIA PIEDMONT. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE LOCATIONS. WILL HAVE TO MONITOR THAT LATEST RADAR TRENDS TO SEE IF THE ADVISORY NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED NORTH AND WEST FARTHER INTO THE WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREAS AS WELL AS CENTRAL VIRGINIA. FOR NOW…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AROUND ONE INCH ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THESE LOCATIONS.

After the snow moves out of the year, the winds will pick up and more bitterly cold conditions are expected for Wednesday with plenty of sunshine.