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Winter weather advisory issued: precipitation to linger in Franklin, Patrick counties


Winter Storm Moving Northeast out of the Region. Light Winter Precipitation to Linger Overnight and Early Monday. The winter storm that brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain to the area Saturday, Saturday night, and today has moved northeast of our region. However, weak low pressure draped across the region combined with a residual cold, below freezing air mass, will remain in place overnight and into Monday morning. The combination of these two factors will result in intermittent to occasional light freezing drizzle and light snow. In addition, areas of freezing fog are also developing, especially across the higher terrain of the Blue Ridge and westward. In addition to severely reduced visibility, freezing fog can deposit an additional thin coating of ice on elevated objects and roadways creating a very hazardous, icy condition. Additional accumulations of snow are expected to be mostly less than 1 inch, with only trace additional accumulations of ice. However, with temperatures below freezing and ice, sleet, snow, and slush remaining on the ground from the earlier winter storm, untreated and unplowed roads will remain covered with ice, snow, and sleet. Areas of black ice can be expected as well where winter precipitation melted Sunday afternoon and will refreeze after sunset. Motorists tonight and Monday morning should anticipate hazardous and treacherous travel conditions, use extreme caution, reduce speed, and allow extra time to reach your destination. Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe- Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath- Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst- Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-Mercer-Summers-Monroe- Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier- Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell, Marion, 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, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Amherst, Lynchburg, Appomattox, Bluefield, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle 951 PM EST Sun Jan 13 2019 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Intermittent Light Snow, Freezing Drizzle, and areas of Freezing Fog. Additional snow accumulations from a trace to 1 inch. Additional ice accumulations of a trace to 1/10 inch. * WHERE...Western Virginia, Southeastern West Virginia, and Northwest North Carolina...or generally west and north of a line from Boone, to Stuart, to Rustburg, to Buckingham. * WHEN...Until 10 AM EST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Patches of ice may still be encountered on treated roads and surfaces along with areas of black ice. Untreated roads will remain ice, sleet, snow, and slush covered and hazardous. Freezing fog will deposit a thin coating of ice on elevated objects and roadways as well as severely reducing visibilities. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for freezing drizzle and light snow means periods of wintry precipitation combined with existing ice, snow, and slush will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect ice and snow or sleet covered roads along with limited visibilities in areas of precipitation and fog, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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