Rain, snow showers spread through the area Thursday evening


    LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in our area until 10 a.m. Friday morning.

    Precipitation chances increase Thursday afternoon and evening with rain and snow showers. A transition to a wintry mix is also possible.

    While accumulations will be on the lighter side, the evening commute my become tricky.

    Most of the accumulating snow will stay in the mountains (along and west of I-81 could see a light accumulation) . Areas east of the interstate, may see some flakes mixing in.

    The Highlands and areas north of I-64 could see totals in the 1" to 3" range. As discussed, expect lighter amounts for areas along the Blue Ridge.

    This all will move out as we head into Friday morning. However, some slick spots are possible on the Friday morning commute.

    The rest of Friday is dry with highs near 51.

    Saturday will be wet as rain will overspread the area Saturday afternoon and continues Saturday night.

    Some of that rain will be heavy, an it will be enough rain to where we will watch the area rivers over the weekend.

    Then our temperatures will crash as arctic air spills into the region. Sunday’s high is reached very early in the day, with temperatures drops.

    Any moisture left over (which won’t be a lot) will change over to snow. Any accumulations would be light.

    The much bigger focus of this will be the temperatures. With the roads being wet from the rain, and the quick drop in temperatures, we could see a very quick freeze which would make for more tricky travel Sunday night and Monday morning.

    Winds will also increase making our actual temperature of TEENS on Sunday night feel like SINGLE DIGITS if not BELOW zero.

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