Assuming the National Weather Service (NWS) is correct (always a “big” assumption), another storm is heading our way and could arrive this weekend).
But if the forecasted storm arrives, it should drop rain on us instead of snow.
That’s the coming weekend. Snow is not falling now but the roads remain a mess from the weekend dumping of snow that left anywhere from a foot to two-feet on the ground in Floyd County and other parts of Virginia.
A special weather statement for Floyd County from NWS:
…Hazardous Road Conditions expected into Tuesday Morning… Temperatures will fall into the teens including a few single digits in the valleys overnight into early Tuesday morning. Snow melt from earlier today will re-freeze, creating black ice on roadways. Some untreated and secondary roads will remain covered with ice and snow. Temperatures are not expected to warm above freezing until late Tuesday morning. Motorists should use caution if traveling overnight and especially during the early morning commute on Tuesday.
Temperatures Tuesday should reach the low 40s before heading down to freeing again overnight and then 44 on Wednesday, 43 on Thursday, 30 on Friday and 44 Saturday.
Rain could arrive Friday — some of it freezing — and then showers on Saturday before heading into next week with sun and clouds and highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Mother Nature, however, still has a few surprises tucked away in her bodice: Rain and snow showers on Dec. 21 and then again on Christmas Eve.
Perhaps the Eagles had Mother Nature in their mind when they sang:
Raven hair and ruby lips
Sparks fly from her fingertips
Echoed voices in the night
She’s a restless spirit on an endless flight
Woo hoo witchy woman,
See how high she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye