ASHE COUNTY-The temperature is climbing but we’re not out of the woods quite yet.
There’s still plenty of half-frozen slush on roads, driveways and parking lots which can still making for slick driving conditions, and expect that to freeze on sidewalks and untreated roads later this evening when temperatures will drop below 32 degrees .
“Sub-freezing temperatures will arrive as early as early evening in portions of southeast West Virginia, mid-to-late evening in the mountains of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina, and after midnight east of the Blue Ridge,” Phil Hysell, the National Weather Service’s Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the agency’s Blacksburg, VA, office wrote in a morning briefing.
That could make for dangerous driving conditions if you’re out and about near or after the sun goes down.
“Finally, another round of light snow will arrive mid-to-late evening in far southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina, then spread rapidly east tonight,” Hysell said. “Precipitation will be a rain/snow mix east of the Blue Ridge, with light snow in the mountains. The greatest accumulation is forecast in the high country of northwest North Carolina, where 2-3 inches of snow is forecast.”
The good news? Hysell said the weather system is fast moving and will exit the area shortly after dawn on Wednesday.
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