Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 5:15 am EST on December 8, 2013, expires at: 9:00 AM EST on December 09, 2013
- ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 am EST Monday...
- locations...much of southwest Virginia and southeast West Virginia north of Highway 460...including the Greenbrier...new and Roanoke River valleys...the Alleghany Highlands... Shenandoah Valley and the Virginia Piedmont.
- Hazard types...some light snow is possible this morning...with precipitation transitioning to sleet and freezing rain later today.
- Accumulations...snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected through Sunday afternoon along the Interstate 64 corridor...with lesser amounts further south. One quarter inch to one half inch of ice is expected through Monday morning.
- Timing...4 am Sunday to 9 am Monday
- impacts...ice will accumulate on trees and powerlines causing power outages. Roads and sidewalks will become slippery and hazardous...especially bridges and overpasses.
- Temperatures...in the lower 30s. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts ice...sleet and snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.