Freezing temperatures are expected to bring icy precipitation to the area tonight and into Saturday with slick roads and dangerous travel conditions beginning late Friday and into the next day.
Planning to go somewhere tonight? You might want to reconsider if you expect to be out late. Light freezing rain is expected in Christiansburg Roanoke by midnight.
From the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg:
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total sleet accumulations of a tenth of an inch or less and ice accumulations of less than a quarter inch expected. * WHERE…The Greenbrier Valley and Alleghany Highlands, and New River Valley, east to the piedmont of Virginia, including Roanoke and Lynchburg. * WHEN…From 1 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of sleet and freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. &&
…Wintry mix expected late tonight into Saturday morning… .A warm front will overrun a shallow cold air mass and produce a period of sleet and freezing rain late tonight and into Saturday morning. As surface temperatures gradually warm above freezing Saturday morning, mixed precipitation will change to all rain.