Snow heading across the Blue Ridge

Snow will continue to expand in coverage while moving across the mountains and into the foothills early this morning. An inch or two of snow could occur across the mountains through 9 AM with a coating to a half inch elsewhere.

The snow may start to transition to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain along the Interstate 77 corridor by mid morning. Motorists should be alert for slick and snow covered roadways this morning especially as the snowfall increases in intensity.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON.

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of one to three inches. Ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch, except around two tenths of an inch along the Blue Ridge, where even locally higher amounts will be possible.

* WHERE…Portions of southwest and west central Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 2 PM EST this afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

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. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.