A weak disturbance will bring periods of snow to portions of the New River Valley for Monday.
Most of these snow showers will move through counties south of Route 460. Grayson County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until Tuesday morning. Lower elevations could see 1 – 2″ of snow, while elevations higher than 3500 feet could see between 2 – 4″. Wind gusts as high as 35 mph are possible later in the day. Blowing snow will impact visibility. However, the main concern is slippery roadways. Snow showers are also possible in Smyth, Wythe, Tazewell, and Bland counties. Some snow could accumulate on untreated roadways, so use caution while traveling.
The rest of Southwest Virginia can expect mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies for Monday. Afternoon temperatures will mainly be in the 40s with low 50s possible in Southside and Central Virginia. Low temperatures will fall close to freezing for Tuesday morning.
More sunshine is in the forecast for Tuesday across the region. Afternoon temperatures will be in the 40s. This is near-average for the end of January. Expect seasonal temperatures and dry weather in the forecast for the next several days.
After a few days of quiet weather, a system will approach from the west Friday. We’ll see an increase in cloud cover for Friday. This forecast is fluid for the beginning of the weekend. One of the main factors is how much cold air will be in the area for Saturday. If colder air is present for Saturday, then we could see more of a chance for wintry weather in Southwest Virginia. Right now, my forecast calls for few rain showers and the chance for mountain snow showers. Once again, this forecast is ever-changing and we will continue to keep you updated as models come in and we get closer to the weekend.
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