ROANOKE, Va. – Happy Sunday! Warmer temperatures on Saturday allowed us to melt some of our recent snow. It’s completely gone in Roanoke, but 1-2″ of the white stuff lingers in the New River Valley.
The chill overnight has allowed for some of that snowmelt to freeze on area roadways. The National Weather Service has highlighted Wythe, Grayson and Carroll Counties as the most likely areas for black ice to start the day. Watch for slick spots!
We’re trending even warmer than yesterday today as many of you see highs in the low 50s. Look for abundant sunshine once again.
The big national weather story today is a winter storm bringing inches of snow from New Mexico to Mississippi. Winter weather headlines have been posted in eight states through Monday morning.
At one point, it looked like this could be a potent weather maker in Southwest and Central Virginia. However, models are keeping most of the precipitation associated with this system south of us.
We’ll keep a very small chance for rain and snow showers in the forecast for Monday night, but this will be a low impact event.
The only other system to track this week will come in Friday, but I doubt we get much precipitation from it. Otherwise, look for a warming trend through Thursday, then a cool down into the weekend.