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Forecasters play game of wait and see

Those who predict the weather and disseminate their forecasts to the general public are undecided about what Halifax County can expect from “Ol’ Man Winter” today and tonight.

All forecasters have predicted rain for the first part of the day, but after that they don’t seem to agree.

National Weather Service meteorologists predict rain, snow and sleet before 1 p.m. They predict it will be all rain between 1 and 4 p.m., then rain and snow likely after 4 p.m. Little or no accumulation is expected. For tonight, rain and snow are likely, becoming all snow after 7 p.m., then gradually ending with new precipitation amounts of less than one-tenth of an inch possible.

WSET-13 meteorologists also predict rain in the morning, changing over to snow by the afternoon, continuing through the evening hours and tapering off by midnight. They say total accumulation will be in the one to three-inch range.

Weather gurus at WSLS-10 call for areas of rain mixed with sleet and snow during the morning, transitioning to all snow in the afternoon before the snow ends this evening. They predict accumulation will be less than two-inches.

WDBJ-7 meteorologists predict showers early becoming less numerous later in the day and a shower or two possible in the early evening hours with partly cloudy skies later tonight. Chance of rain is 60 percent today.

So far this month, Halifax County has recorded 3.3-inches of snow, according to National Weather Service figures. Snow fell in the area on Jan. 7, 8, 10 and 11, with a trace on Jan. 17 and 18. Some parts of the county have seen more snow, and some have seen less.

The county has seen just over seven-tenths of an inch of rain during the month through Tuesday, according to National Weather Service data.

The average high daytime temperature this month has been 43.1 degrees, with the average low of 24.2. The highest temperature was 59 degrees recorded on Jan. 1, 2 and 19, and the lowest temperature was 13 degrees recorded Jan. 23, according to National Weather Service figures.