ROANOKE, Va. – Wow! Wednesday was just what the doctor ordered, as temperatures reached levels they hadn’t reached since Thanksgiving! We’ll chill out a bit Thursday, with afternoon temperatures ranging from the lower 50s in the New River Valley to the lower 60s in Southside.
As we head into Friday, we’ll start with sun but see clouds increasing throughout the day. High pressure to the north will keep cold air locked in at the surface, while low pressure brings in some moisture.
This will get rain started for most around/shortly after suppertime, but areas west of the Parkway could see a mix of light snow and freezing rain up until about midnight. This includes the Highlands, New River Valley and higher elevations of Roanoke County.
The warm ground should bail us out from anything significant. Snow totals would range from nothing to an inch in the aforementioned areas. A light glaze of ice is possible on elevated surfaces as well.