Pinpoint Weather: Mountain snow develops, gusty winds bring colder air to Southwest & Central Virginia

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The low pressure system that brought plenty of rainfall to Southwest and Central Virginia has moved to the north. Snow will start to develop to our west and, while not everyone will see the winter weather, the entire region will have to deal with colder temperatures and gusty winds.

To our western mountains, any lingering moisture will transition over to snow, especially as temperatures fall down into the 30s and 20s this evening. Much of the region will not see snow tonight into Tuesday. The west-facing slopes of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties in West Virginia could receive anywhere from 4 – 8″ of snowfall. Parts of the New River Valley could see some flurries, but accumulating snowfall is not likely in many areas. Grayson County (especially in the Mount Rogers area) could see anywhere from 1 – 4″. Winter Weather Advisories and a Winter Storm Warning have been issued:

Winds will be an issue for the entire region Monday into late Tuesday. Gusts over 30 mph are possible, especially along the spine of the Blue Ridge. Although winds are expected to stay below advisory criteria, pairing together brisk winds and cold air will make it feel even colder outside. Make sure to bundle up Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

High temperatures will range from the low to mid 40s east of the Blue Ridge Parkway and into the low 30s and upper 20s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Overnight temperatures will, once again, plummet down below the freezing overnight Tuesday and into early Wednesday morning.

Temperatures will rebound closer to average (in the 50s) by the latter half of the week. Our next chance for rain is in the forecast for Friday.

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