Stay home! Significant ice accumulations from freezing rain, sleet possible today
ROANOKE, Va. – Although we still have winter weather alerts in effect until tomorrow morning, the heaviest precipitation has moved out. A mix of freezing rain and sleet has been moving through Southside and the Lynchburg area for a few hours already. That’s where we’ll see the most significant ice accumulations and biggest impacts from this storm. Winter weather advisories have been posted in these areas. The next opportunity for winter weather comes Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Winter Storm Watch issued for much of Southwest, Central Virginia ahead of Wednesday’s snow, freezing rain
ROANOKE, Va. – Winter weather is on its way to Southwest and Central Virginia. On Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of the region beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Depending on where you are you’ll see no or very little snow to more than 6 inches! Snow accumulation forecast for Wednesday, 12/16/2020 as of Monday, 12/14/2020Because of how this system works, many will see ice, as well as snow. “Ice accumulations up to two-tenths of an inch possible along the Blue Ridge,” according to the Watch.
Brief mix, cold rain on tap Saturday
Locations along and north of I-64 have the potential for a brief wintry mix near midday. It’ll change to a cold rain by the middle of the afternoon. The precipitation will be done by Saturday evening and temperatures will only reach into the upper 30s and lower 40s. Highs for Sunday will be near midnight, in the upper 30s and lower 40s. If you factor in the wind, you’ll want to dress for wind chills in the single digits and teens Monday morning.