A complex storm system will develop over the southeastern US today then begin moving northeast tonight and Monday, eventually toward the North Carolina coast later in the day Monday. While there remain some uncertainties, confidence is increasing that this storm has the potential to bring moderate to heavy snow to much of the forecast area, especially near and west of the Blue Ridge, Sunday night through Monday morning.

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Boone, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, Bluefield, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
447 AM EDT Sun Mar 11 2018


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Virginia, northwest North Carolina and southeast West Virginia.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to midnight EDT Monday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

In addition, this is expected to be a heavier, wetter snow than past snows this winter for the most part. As a result the weight of several inches of snow could bring down some trees and power lines, especially any that have already started spring budding.