Temperatures will quickly warm this morning. We'll have to watch out for areas of patchy dense fog as well.
We begin Wednesday with very mild temperatures in the 40s, quickly warming to the upper 50s and even 60s by the afternoon.
RAIN TIMING: A cold front will bring showers in the morning, with moderate to at times heavy rain to much of the area from 6PM WED through 6AM THU.
RAIN AMOUNTS: Rainfall amounts may reach .75" to 2.00" through early Thursday. Rain on top of lingering snow and the saturated ground may lead to localized flooding issues from runoff. The Greenbrier River and Upper James River will need to be monitored closely.
The warmest day of the week will be today with highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Cold air will filter in behind the cold front Wednesday night and early Thursday. The remaining moisture will transition to snow and sleet along the Blue Ridge Thursday morning. Snow has a chance to make it all the way to the Piedmont.
Based on models, an early stab at estimated snowfall would be a coating to 2"-4" at best across most areas, with higher amounts toward the Highlands and I-64 corridor of 4" to 8". See image gallery above for timing and possible rain and snow amounts.
The weather appears to settle down by the weekend with partly to mostly sunny skies along with highs in the upper 30s Friday, but warming to near 50° by Saturday and Sunday.
"SPRING FORWARD" THIS WEEKEND
Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday night for Daylight Saving Time.