First snow of the season at Snowshoe possible late Wednesday, Thursday

Snow showers above 3,000 feet near the West Virginia-Virginia line

ROANOKE, Va. – The cold front moving through our area Wednesday may not just bring least to Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. Now, Snowshoe is no stranger to the white stuff, especially in an instance like late Wednesday. 

Behind a passing cold front, temperatures drop quickly and the wind starts whipping out of the northwest. Any remnant moisture will be forced up the mountain, causing clouds to form and snow to fall. 

Just how much snow accumulates is in question, due to the fact that the ground will still be wet from Wednesday's rain.

Regardless, Snowshoe shared in the excitement when I originally posted about the possibility of some snowflakes to my Facebook page.

❄😍 Right on schedule...

Posted by Snowshoe Mountain on Monday, October 14, 2019


Any accumulation would be light and above the 3,000 foot level.

Areas like Burkes Garden, Rupert or the Blue Grass Valley may even see a few flurries flying around. However, accumulation is unlikely. 

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.