SUNDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE
Clouds remain but road conditions are improving. Snow is melting slowly on grassy surfaces. Temperatures will struggle thanks to strong northerly breezes. In fact, a high wind advisory is in effect for Greenbrier, Summers, Mercer. Monroe, Tazewell, Bland and Giles counties for gusts as high as 55mph. Drivers in high profile vehicles should prepare to be buffeted around on the roads today. Winds will die down overnight and after a cold night in the 20s, sunshine and highs in the 60s return to the region for Monday through mid week.
UDPATE SUNDAY MORNING
Roads are mainly wet on Interstates and larger roads in lower lying areas. Bridges and overpasses are icy to snow covered with light accumulations, but still very slick so drive carefully in the early morning hours.
Snow will continue through mid morning then stop and some afternoon sun is in the Stormtracker 59 forecast. Temperatures are forecasted to rise above freezing by midday and continue to climb to the mid to upper 40s throughout the afternoon, melting most if not all of the snow.
We'll see a drastic increase in temperatures on Monday, leaving any thoughts of snow far behind us. Temperatures will rise to the low to mid 60s on Monday under sunny skies and this is juts the start of the warm up!
A powerful system of low pressure will continue to bring moderate to heavy rain to the Two Virginias through this evening before colder air changes the rain over to snow overnight and into early Sunday morning.
As cold air moves into the region from the northwest, rain showers will quickly transition to snow showers after midnight.
Snow showers will continue through Sunday morning, wrapping up before noon.
Snowfall accumulations will be highly dependent on elevation. Higher elevations will see the most snow accumulation.
Most places in the 59 News viewing area can expect to see a 2 to 4 inches, with 4 to 6 inches possible along the high peaks in Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Summers Counties.
Watch for some isolated slick spots on roadways during the overnight and early morning hours. Elevated surfaces, like bridges and overpasses, may become icy after the snow begins to fall.
Skies clear quickly during the day Sunday and temperatures will warm into the upper 40s, melting any snow that accumulated overnight.
Temperatures continue to rise through the week with highs topping out near 70 by Tuesday.
Stay with 59 News and the StormTracker 59 Weather Team for the latest weather information.