Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch:
Issued at: 4:11 am EST on February 8, 2016, expires at: 7:00 AM EST on February 11, 2016
- ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 7 am this morning to 6 PM EST this evening... ...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from this evening through Thursday morning...
- locations...western slope counties from parts of southeast West Virginia south across southwest Virginia including the high country of northwest North Carolina.
- Hazard types...snow and snow showers.
- Accumulations...1 to 2 inches of snow is possible today...with upwards of 3 inches at elevations above 4000 feet. Additional heavier accumulations are possible tonight through midweek... especially along the higher west facing slopes.
- Timing...snow arriving mid to late morning today...with added periodic heavier snow showers tonight through early Thursday. Snow today may be mixed with rain at times.
- Impacts...roads will become snow covered and slick and remain hazardous due to additional snowfall during the week.
- Temperatures...in the 30s today and teens to lower 20s the rest of the week.
- Wind chills...as cold as 5 to 20 below zero Wednesday night. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.