Pinpoint Weather: Cool conditions for the weekend, spotty snow showers possible

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It’s definitely feeling like winter outside, and it may look like winter for some, as well.

Spotty snow and rain showers continue to move through Southwest and Central Virginia this afternoon. While the sun may break through the cloud cover at times, much of the area will see mostly cloudy skies for Saturday.

Some light snow accumulation of less than an inch is possible into the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley, but slightly higher amounts are possible along the western slopes, west of I-77, and at higher elevations near the Mount Rogers area.

A Winter Weather Advisory is up for the highlighted region below:

The chance for snow showers will continue into the evening, but mainly for areas west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Low temperatures will be in the 20s, so refreezing may occur on roadways. Winds will also pick up at times.

For Sunday, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy, although a bit more sunshine can be expected in portions of Central Virginia and Southside. Mountain snow showers are still possible and winds will be breezy across the region. High temperatures will range from the 40s in the Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside while the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands will have afternoon highs in the chilly 30s.

The mountain snow showers will slowly taper off heading into Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Overall, we should see drier and cooler conditions. More locations will only warm up into the 30s for Monday afternoon, but Danville/Martinsville/Lynchburg could have highs in the low to mid 40s. It will get windy during the day with gusts between 20 – 30 mph possible.

The cool and breezy conditions will stick around for the middle of the week with our next chance for spotty showers possible late Wednesday night into Thursday. A bit of wintry mix could develop, as well.

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