Snow bands moved through Southwest Virginia Tuesday evening and into early Wednesday morning. Measurable snowfall amounts have been reported in portions of the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Much of the snow accumulation has stuck to grassy areas. Overall, roads are just wet. A few slick spots are possible on bridges and overpasses.
The messy precipitation is moving west to east and will exit Central and Southside Virginia between 8 – 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. High pressure will then build into the region and skies will clear during the morning hours. Expect more sunshine during the afternoon with temperatures only reaching the mid 40s/mid 30s. Overnight temperatures will fall into the 20s and teens.
Chilly and dry conditions are in the forecast for Thursday. However, we’re already tracking the next chance for problematic weather.
There is still the potential for freezing rain Friday morning. Freezing rain is rain that freezes on contact. This creates an icy coating on cold surfaces. We could see the potential for about a tenth of an inch of ice accumulating on elevated surfaces.
You’ll definitely want to give yourself extra time Friday before your morning commute; your windshield, your back deck, bridges and overpasses could be covered in an icy glaze. While this isn’t expected to be a major ice storm, freezing rain can cause dangerous road conditions. Use caution while traveling Friday morning and watch out for slick spots.