Tracking a weekend winter storm, Winter Storm Warning issued

(WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Our entire viewing area is under a Winter Storm Warning Saturday through Sunday evening.

SATURDAY:

Scattered snow showers/flurries will develop during the day. Accumulations will be on the lighter side.

Though totals will be lighter Saturday, anything that does fall will stick to the roads. Please be careful while traveling.

Temperatures hover near the freezing mark on Saturday.

SATURDAY NIGHT-SUNDAY MORNING:

The snow increases in coverage and intensity heading into tonight.

This means travel will become increasingly difficult.

Not only will we be dealing with snow, but a wintry mix will also come into play as warmer air moves in-especially for those south of 460.

Though snowfall totals will be lower due to mixing, roads will still be slick/slippery and power outages will be possible.

Areas along and north of 460 will see the cold air longer, leading to more snow and higher snowfall totals.

The greatest impacts will be felt Saturday night and into Sunday.

Stay with ABC 13 for updates throughout the day.

If you have anywhere you need to be, VDOT is asking that you travel in advance of the winter storm to avoid driving during it.

If you have to travel during the storm, they as you to plan accordingly.

Keep up with road conditions by using Virginia 511.

Drive for the conditions, meaning reduce your speed and stop, start, and steer slowly.

Be careful driving over bridges, overpasses, low lying areas near water, or shaded areas which could freeze first.

If you see VDOT equipment or other emergency responders on the road displaying amber, red, or blue lights, remember to move over.

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