The large winter complex is clearing the region after providing a mainly rainy morning Wednesday. A few pockets of freezing rain and sleet mingled in with the rain, but for the most part, the event can be defined as rainy.
Tonight there will be some clearing and the winds will be picking up. Winds will be arriving from the west and northwest in the 10 – 20 mph range. This will assist in the development of snow on the west-facing slopes of the Alleghany Mountains.
Temperatures are expected to dip to around freezing in most locations overnight with some higher elevations reaching the upper 20s. There may be some light icing on bridges and overpasses and mountain passes, so be alert for some black ice.
Thursday will be breezy and chilly with highs in the 30s in the New River Valley and the upper 40s east of the Foothills. Winds will continue on the breezy side, which will help dry out the wet roads. Snow lingers on west facing slopes.
Dry and cool Friday and Saturday ahead of another round of cold rain slated for Sunday.