... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 8 PM this evening
to 8 PM EDT Saturday...
* event... snowfall accumulations between 4 and 8 inches are
expected for most locations above 2500 feet. Locally higher
amounts up to a foot or more will be possible across the
highest peaks above 5000 feet. Elevations below 2500 feet
should receive between 1 and 4 inches.
* Timing... rain will initially change to snow Friday afternoon over
the higher elevations... with the snow level lowering down into
valley locations after midnight. Snow showers will likely
continue through Saturday across higher elevations... before
diminishing Saturday evening.
* Impacts... travel is expected to become hazardous on roads
across the higher terrain of southwest Virginia and east
Tennessee. Downed trees will be possible due to the snow
accumulating on foliage still left on many trees. Travel is
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. In addition...
snowfall intensities will be heavy enough to substantially reduce
visibilities at times. Travel is discouraged. If travel is
unavoidable... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.