UPDATE: Freezing rain to make for a slick Friday morning commute

Pockets of freezing rain may lead to slick roads and school schedule changes Friday morning

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ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATED: 4:33 PM

We enjoy a brief reprieve from the active weather Thursday, but it is cold! Temperatures start in the 20s and rise into the 40s by the afternoon under lots of sun. Later Thursday night, clouds increase from south to north.

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As moisture overrides colder air, freezing rain will become likely in parts of the area. This starts out light and in areas closer to the North Carolina-Virginia border, but will quickly make its way into the Roanoke Valley and New River Valley.

This will progress farther north throughout the morning. A brief period of freezing rain will be possible in Southside and Lynchburg, leading to a light glaze early on. It will last a few hours in parts of the NRV, Roanoke Valley and Highlands.

This freezing rain could last through about 11 a.m. or Noon. Other areas may either start to dry out, or will see a cold drizzle/rain develop.


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