ASHE COUNTY-Looks like some more winter weather is in store for Ashe and surrounding areas.
The National Weather Service’s Phil Hysell said winter precipitation will return to the area this afternoon, and especially tonight.
“Light snow is forecast to enter the mountains this afternoon, but with temperatures initially near or above freezing, most of the initial snow accumulation will be confined to grassy areas,” Hysell wrote in a March 3, briefing. “East of the Blue Ridge the precipitation will begin as a rain/snow mix. By mid to late evening, temperatures will drop and precipitation rates will increase and by overnight tonight, temperatures will fall back below freezing resulting in snow accumulating on untreated roads.”
When you roll out of bed Friday morning, you could find between two and five inches of snow on the ground.
“The Virginia southside and northern Piedmont of North Carolina will likely see rain or a mix of rain/snow or rain/sleet with little accumulation. Where the transition of rain to snow occurs, there may be a band of moderate to heavy snow develop tonight. Confidence is low on the exact location of where this band will develop, but areas along and just south of highway 460 east of the Blue Ridge have the best chance of seeing this band. Thus, this area is under a winter storm warning until 10 AM Friday.”
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