From the National Weather Service ...Snow to wintry mix expected this weekend... .A storm system moving out of the mid-Mississippi Valley will affect a large part of the area with wintry weather, beginning Saturday and lasting into early Sunday night. Areas north of Route 460 are expected to see predominantly snow, with snow mixing with sleet and freezing rain further south. Greatest impact is expected Saturday night into Sunday morning. Wintry weather begins to taper off by Sunday evening.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy snow with sleet possible. Total combined snow and sleet accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible. * WHERE...Much of the New River Valley, Roanoke County eastward to the central Virginia Piedmont. * WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery and snow covered road conditions especially Saturday night into Sunday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.