Does recent thunder, lightning mean a snowstorm in the next 7-10 days?

Snow-lovers continue to be disappointed; lack of significant snowstorms on the way

Does Thursday's lightning mean snow on the way?
Does Thursday's lightning mean snow on the way?

ROANOKE, Va. – I’ve heard varying renditions of an old wives’ tale that if you hear thunder in the winter, it means snow in either 7 or 10 days. Because we’ve had such a pitiful winter so far, I wanted to see if there were any other signals of significant wintry weather on the way.

Next few days

Whatever we see throughout the day Friday is really only significant to those above the 3,500 foot level in Grayson County or in the western halves of Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties.

FutureTracker - Friday 8 p.m.

Another weak disturbance comes in late Saturday, but once again to the disappointment of most area snow-lovers. Any light accumulation will be in the mountains, with only the occasional flurry or snow shower spilling into parts of the New River Valley and Highlands.

FutureTracker - Saturday 11 p.m.

Another storm system develops Monday into early Tuesday, but we’re on the warm side of things still. More rain is forecast during that time, but it won’t be as heavy as what we’ve seen recently.

What We're Tracking - Monday 02/10/2020

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