Frigid... and tracking future snow for Lynchburg, Danville and Roanoke
Frigid weather builds into Virginia this weekend, followed by the potential for wintry weather on Wednesday— snow amounts in the 1” to 3” range could occur in the Lynchburg, Danville and Roanoke area by mid week.
Saturday and Sunday will be extremely cold with mountain snow possible during the first part of the weekend. Use caution driving between Blacksburg and Bristol in SW Virginia.
You can expect wind chills in the 10s and 20s for Saturday.
Sunday will be less breezy, but the air temperatures will be colder. High temperatures will struggle to reach the lower 30s.
Monday morning will be bitterly cold at the bus stop. Temperatures at 7am will range from 5 to 10 degrees in most locations in the Lynchburg, Danville and Roanoke area.
Wednesday is the day we’re tracking snow potential. The weather pattern is “favorable” for snow to develop on the backside of a Low pressure area to our east.
1” to 3” snow amounts could be most common. Precipitation could develop Wednesday morning and continue into Wednesday night. If the low strengthens, then totals over 3” will be doable. This does not look like a sleet/freezing rain event— it’s either snow or nothing!
Those totals will increase or decrease depending on the strength and position of the low.
My recommendation— if you have a flight or major road trip planned for Wednesday, I would recommend trying to get out of town by Tuesday.
Check back with us and we’ll keep you updated on our potential for a snow day! – George