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Another round of winter weather for the weekend

(Photo: WSET)

While we are still watching the snow melt from Wednesday’s winter storm, another one looks to follow as we head into the upcoming weekend.

Winds will be the biggest issue for Thursday, with a Wind Advisory in effect until 12pm for areas along and west of the Blue Ridge.

Along with breezy conditions, Thursday will be dry and cool with highs in the 40s out west to near 50 in the east.

Skies are mainly clear tonight with temperatures tumbling into the 20s for most neighborhoods by Friday morning.

Friday will feature abundant sunshine and highs in the lower 50s. Though we end the workweek on a quiet note, big changes arrive during the day on Saturday.

We are tracking another winter storm that brings the potential for significant snow and sleet to our area, especially for the higher elevations.

A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect for Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt and Craig County from Saturday morning until Sunday morning. More winter weather alerts will likely be issued later on today.

Right now, the “winter window” is from later Saturday morning into the first half of Sunday. We could see a rain/snow/sleet mix to start, before transitioning to snow Saturday night and continuing into early Sunday.

NASCAR is heading to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, and the ongoing forecast doesn’t show much cooperation from the weather department on Saturday. Though the day starts out active, Sunday afternoon is looking dry.

There are still some uncertainties with totals since if we see a bit of warmer air, that would mean more of a mix which would lessen the totals. Colder air would lead to more snow and therefore higher totals.

We will continue to update you on the timing, totals and impacts to your weekend.

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