UPDATE: Snow Totals Several Inches in Some Areas

ABC 13's other FutureCast in-house model shows sporadic snow over the area after midnight. It won't be a solid or heavy system by any stretch.

UPDATED: 11::45 p.m. Tuesday

Lynchburg, VA - Snow continued to fall in heavy bands across the Roanoke Valley into the Lynchburg and Southside areas Tuesday night.

Total amounts are coming in between 1 and 3 inches for most areas.

The snow will be tapering off into Wednesday morning, but the roads will be snow covered and very slick.

Temperatures will be very cold, not heping matters. Lows first thing in the morning will be around 10 with highs Wednesday only around 28.


Lynchburg, VA - An area of snow from the west will coat parts of the ABC 13 Viewing Area with wet snow Wednesday night before ending early Thursday morning.

Since the system is not large and not coming from the south, the snow will fall in a very sporadic pattern overnight.

Some areas may see a couple of inches of snow, while other areas may only see flurries at best.

While the ABC 13 Radar shows light to moderate snow pushing into the area from the west, the Blue Ridge Mountains will essentially break apart any organization with the system, despite colder temperatures moving in.

There will likely be an inch or two of snow in the mountains west of Roanoke before the snow tapers off after sunset.

Only a few flurries with the occasional snow shower are expected now for the Greater Roanoke Valley overnight.

Then, well after midnight, jet stream energy will merge with the remains of the snow, giving the system a second chance at life as it moves into Central Virginia.

The snow is expected to reorganize into moderate bands from Southside and Danville into Lynchburg, and areas to the east into Appomattox and South Boston, including Charlotte Court House.

Accumulations in the eastern part of the area will likely be enough to coat the grass and cars by Thursday morning outside of Roanoke and Bedford.

The snowfall map pictured left from a computer model shows the "hole" where hardly any snow is expected near the Roanoke Valley. Other areas should see a coating to an inch of wet snow.

Again, not everyone will see snow, but the chances remain high for at least some snow for many areas, as shown by various computer models available to the ABC 13 Weather Center.

This is an unusual system. It wouldn't be out of the question for South Boston and Farmville to see more snow than Roanoke in this pattern.

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