UPDATED Saturday, 4:46PM.
Lynchburg, VA (WSET) -- Saturday afternoon featured a calm and tranquil day. It won’t be that way Sunday. Conditions start to go downhill Sunday morning as snow makes inroads into the area.
Any evening plans you may have for Saturday night, however, do look dry. You’ll notice the clouds on the increase, and the temperatures chilly, conditions will be dry.
After midnight, snow will start to make inroads through the area from Southwest to Northeast.
Sunday will be a very wintry-like day across the area.
Most of the area is under some form of Winter Weather Alert. A WINTER STORM WARNING.
Nelson County is under a WINTER STORM WATCH.
Alleghany, Rockbridge and Bath are under WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES.
Snow arrives for some of us before the sun comes up (Parts of the NRV), others will start to see the snow around sunrise (Southside), others it may take until the mid-morning (Central Virginia) before the snow starts.
Regardless of when its starts, don’t expect it to shut off for a while.
Most of the day Sunday will be filled with snow.
Perhaps at the onset, and then again and the conclusion, it may begin and end with a very brief period of mixed precipitation. If this should occur, it won’t last long before transitioning over to all snow.
Snow totals will range across the area. Precipitation will start to ease by Sunday night, but it may be until Monday morning, before conditions finally shut off. Highs on Sunday hover near 30.
Here’s the Bottom Line for Snow Accumulations:
In short, expect higher totals to the south, and less to the north. We have adjusted our totals up slightly as it looks the system will be able to get farther north. We also expect totals to be held down somewhat near Buggs Island Lake as we expect some sleet, freezing rain and plan rain to mix in. Otherwsie, we have generally raised totals across the board to account for the storm moving in farther north and somewhat stronger.
*** Keep in mind, this system is very tricky and it’s path has shifted numerous times. Any variation of the track could alter these totals. These numbers aren’t set in stone, but we feel fairly confident in them.***