Pinpoint Weather: A cold front brings a wintry mix to Southwest VA today

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A cold front brings big changes to the region today.

A wintry mix is slated to move into the region around mid-morning from the west. Snow mixed with sleet will likely move into parts of the New River Valley and Highlands shortly after the morning commute for most.

There’s also the potential for some fog early this morning. Couple that with sub-freezing temperatures and patchy freezing fog is possible. Any freezing fog could lead to icy spots developing on bridges and overpasses.

You may also need to take a couple extra minutes to give a quick scrape to your windshield due to some frost.

An arctic front will bring snow and rain showers to the region this morning into the afternoon. The precipitation will likely begin as snow, possibly mixed with sleet, in the mountains this morning. Only minor snow accumulation is expected. Travel impacts will be mostly for roads in the higher elevations. Elsewhere, rain is expected.

While a significant snow is not expected, it will be noticeably cooler behind the front. Highs fall back to the low 40s Friday into early next week.

Other than upslope snow showers for our higher elevations in the Highlands, Saturday will be dry but windy.

Stay safe and healthy.

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