A vigorous upper-level disturbance will move across the region Tuesday, moving east of the forecast area by Tuesday evening.

This disturbance will combine with ample moisture and below freezing temperatures Tuesday morning to bring a quick round of snow to the area beginning in the west just before daybreak spreading into the eastern areas by mid to late morning, then tapering off from the west during the afternoon.

Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible generally along and northwest of a line from Boone, to Hillsville, to Roanoke, to Lynchburg. South of this line, mixed winter precipitation of sleet and snow is expected with total accumulations of winter precipitation expected to be less than 1 inch before the precipitation mixes with and changes to rain during the late morning and early afternoon. Isolated 4 inch snow totals will be possible near the North Carolina/Tennessee/Virginia border from Boone to Whitetop, as well as in West Virginia from Flat Top to Rainelle and Quinwood.


* WHAT...Mostly snow, but some sleet expected. Total snow and
sleet accumulations of up to 3 inches.

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

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 4 PM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning and afternoon commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Most areas will see 1 to 2 inches of snow,
with 3 to 4 inches possible mainly at the higher elevations.


Slow down and use caution while traveling. Untreated roads and
walkways will likely become snow and sleet covered resulting in
hazardous travel conditions.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.