(WVVA) ***LIGHT SNOW POTENTIAL TONIGHT AND SATURDAY AM, WITH MORE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY AM**
A system will slide by to our southeast tonight and early Saturday, bringing light snow into parts of our region. The latest forecast models have shifted the track of the snow further west. Snow is MUCH MORE likely tonight and early Saturday across southwest VA (especially toward the NC line and east of I-81 where several inches could fall). A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Wythe County through Saturday at 4PM for 1-3" of snow. Stay tuned for updates as a shift in the track of the snow could push advisories further north and west.
The latest forecast model data suggests for our other counties, we'll see trace-1 inch across our Virginia counties, with some light accumulation also possible for the counties that border Virginia. Very little snow if any is likely north and west of these areas.
An area of low pressure, known as a clipper system, will move our way Saturday evening. This system will provide our region with a better chance of snow showers. At this point in time, snowfall totals appear light. Trace to an inch of accumulation is possible for lower elevations, with one to three possible along west-facing slopes by Sunday afternoon. The higher west-facing slopes of western Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties may see slightly higher amounts.
Cold weather will continue early next week with warmer weather on Monday. Highs climb into the low 40s. Another clipper system will move our way on Tuesday, dragging a cold front through the region and giving us another chance of snow showers. We will maintain a broad northwest flow next week, keeping temperatures below normal.