Looks like less snow on the ground but a fine coating of ice in most places on this Sunday. With the temperatures hovering just below freezing, we won’t see a lot of melting.
For those who might want to venture out, expect slick roads and “very hazardous” conditions, particularly on secondary roads but also on bridges and overpasses on major highways.
Temperatures will not climb far from freezing on Monday but are expected to improve a little on Tuesday, then reach into the 40s on Wednesday with overnight lows still before freeing until Thursday, with light rain forecasted then and again on Saturday with possible snow showers by next Sunday the again staring on Jan. 23.
“We’ll be done with this mixy mess by Monday, but we’ve only just begun with wintry wondering,” writes Roanoke Times weather guru Kevin Myatt.
The amended winter storm warning from the National Weather Service:
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… * WHAT…Periods of light freezing drizzle and perhaps spotty light snow later in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze. * WHERE…Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Virginia. * WHEN…Until 7 PM EST this evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning for snow and sleet means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
…Light wintry mix of precipitation expected to continue through this evening… A slow moving vigorous storm system will continue to bring a mixed bag of light wintry weather to the majority of the area this afternoon, with precipitation becoming lighter as we head into early this evening. This system will push east by tonight, with residual snow or freezing drizzle at time tonight into early Monday.