A strong arctic cold front is expected to barrel through the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, bringing with it a chance of precipitation that could end in snow.
But don't expect to wake up Wednesday morning to a blanket of the white stuff, forecasters say.
After a nice warm-up into the low 50s during the day, Tuesday will end with rain showers, the National Weather Service said in its Monday morning discussion.
Late in the evening, a "window of opportunity" of 1 to 2 hours could produce snow, especially west of Hampton Roads.
It's doubtful, forecasters said, than an accumulation would occur in South Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina.
Moisture remaining on roads overnight, however, could be frozen for Wednesday morning's commute.
Temperatures on Thursday probably won't make it above freezing, before the region starts to thaw out on Friday.