Snow Showers and Black Ice Tonight

Expect scattered to numerous snow showers tonight along and west of the Blue Ridge. Snowfall amounts by morning will be up to 2 inches from just west of Lewisburg south to Tazewell and in western sections of Grayson County Virginia into Watauga County North Carolina. New snow amounts will be less than one inch from the Alleghany Highlands through the Roanoke and New River Valleys.

Temperatures will be below freezing by late this evening, so snow that melted today will refreeze. Be prepared for areas of black ice overnight and during the morning commute, especially on untreated roads and sidewalks.

Also, wind speeds will increase from the northwest tonight. Wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph are likely, especially at higher elevations.
This may result in downed tree limbs and branches that were already weighted down by the heavy wet snow.