Winter storm warning issued for SWVA region

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The National Weather Service has officially issued a winter storm warning, in effect from 1 p.m. Saturday through 7 p.m. Sunday.

"A storm system moving out of the mid-Mississippi Valley will
affect a large part of the area with wintry weather, beginning
Saturday and lasting into early Sunday night. Areas from the
Interstate 64 corridor northward are expected to see
predominantly snow, with snow mixing with some sleet and freezing
rain near route 460, and mainly a mix of sleet and freezing rain
further south." The warning read.

"Greatest impact is expected Saturday night into
Sunday morning. Lighter wintry precipitation will linger through
Sunday night and continue to gradually taper off on Monday."