ROANOKE, Va. – Your Local Weather Authority has been tracking a winter storm that’s heading towards Southwest and Central Virginia this weekend with a bulk of the precipitation expected to hit Sunday into early Monday.
This offers a mixed bag of precipitation throughout the area - from snow to sleet to freezing rain.
Here’s a look at when we can expect to start seeing snow.
Southwest Virginia, including the New River Valley, the Roanoke Valley and the Alleghany Highlands may see anything from 5 to 10 inches of snow and sleet.
Central Virginia and Southside see anywhere as little as 1 inches (in the South Boston area) to as much as 5 inches of snow (spanning from the Lynchburg area towards Martinsville).
WSLS 10 Meteorologist Chris Michaels said that any additional snow Monday will mostly target the west slopes, but snow showers do have the chance to make it farther east of that.
Most importantly, be sure to bundle up if you’re going out! It will be windy at times and very cold.
Parts of Central Virginia and Southside may see some ice on Sunday, making power outages a potential concern.
Messy roads are highly likely this weekend as well. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: If you don’t need to be on the road, stay home!
As seen above, the bulk of the storm will be seen on Sunday with the cold and wind lingering on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
This forecast is certainly subject to change as we get closer to this storm, so stay with 10 News!