Freezing Rain with Significant Ice Accumulations

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Significant Ice Accumulations Expected Today and Tonight Mainly East of the Blue Ridge.

Areas of freezing rain, and some sleet, will overspread the area early this morning and transition into mainly freezing rain around sunrise. Ice accretion will be greatest east of the crest of the Blue Ridge where around one-quarter an inch of ice is expected in some locations. West of the crest of the Blue Ridge, amounts will generally be under one-quarter of an inch. The ice will pose a safety hazard for pedestrians and motorists. Tree limbs and power lines will come down due to the weight of the ice, especially west of the Blue Ridge. Power outages are expected.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST SUNDAY.

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE…Portions of southwest and west central Virginia, north central and northwest North Carolina and southeast West Virginia.

* WHEN…Until noon EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Patchy freezing fog is also expected overnight into Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow…sleet…or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving.

Please report snow, sleet or ice accumulations via email at rnk.skywarn@noaa.gov or by calling the National Weather Service toll free at…1…866…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.