Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today.
Forecast for Wilkes
Updated: 4:00 PM EST on December 6, 2013
Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Saturday night through late Sunday night...
Showers with isolated thunderstorms this evening... then showers after midnight. Cooler with lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph...becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning...then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Much cooler with highs in the upper 40s. Temperature falling into the lower 40s in the afternoon. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Cloudy. A chance of rain with a slight chance of freezing rain in the evening...then rain and freezing rain after midnight. Ice accumulation of up to a tenth of an inch. Much cooler with lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Rain and freezing rain. Much cooler. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Saturday night through late Sunday night...
* locations... all of southwestern Virginia including Roanoke... Lynchburg and Danville. Southeast West Virginia... including Lewisburg and Bluefield. Northwest North Carolina... including the surrounding areas of Boone... Mount Airy and Reidsville.
* Hazard types... freezing rain. Some snow or sleet likely at the onset.
* Accumulations... snow or sleet accumulation of up to 1 inch. Upwards of 2 inches of snow in the Virginia and West Virginia Highlands north of Roanoke. A quarter of an inch of ice accumulation is expected areawide... with up to a half inch of ice accumulating along the Blue Ridge.
* Timing... after midnight Saturday night in the North Carolina high country... spreading north into Virginia and West Virginia by daybreak Sunday. The precipitation will then continue through Sunday and Sunday night.
* Impacts... ice will likely accumulate on trees and powerlines causing power outages. Roads may also become slick and hazardous... especially north of Roanoke where temperatures will be colder and more snow and sleet will occur.
* Winds... east 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
* Temperatures... in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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