A strong cold front will slide across the region on Tuesday bringing rain, wind and the potential for a few areas of the Highlands to see wintry weather.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Tuesday from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the potential of seeing freezing rain, sleet and snow, mainly at higher elevations.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for Bland, Grayson, western Greenbriar, western Pocahontas and Wythe Counties. Wind gusts to 50 mph are possible as the cold front rolls through.

This storm system will bring the potential for heavy rain with 1″-2.5″ possible Tuesday into early Wednesday morning. The heaviest rain will fall on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge.

Winds will pick up from time to time over the next 48 hours. Winds will be stronger in the higher elevations.

The wind will make it feel colder than it actually is on Tuesday. Temperatures will be below average due to cloudy conditions and the rain.