Wythe County Winter Storm Forecast: Jan. 12-13, 2019

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wythe County, Virginia, which will go in effect Saturday at 1 p.m. and will remain until at least Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

According to forecasters, there is a slight chance of light snow after 3am for Wythe County early Saturday morning; however, clouds are expected to increase through the locality over the night and temperatures are expected to hit a low of 24F.

Though areas north of Interstate 64 are expected to see predominantly snow, areas south of US Route 460 are forecasted to see  mainly a mix of sleet and freezing rain, with considerably lower levels of snowfall.

WYTHE COUNTY WEEKEND FORECAST:  

Saturday
A chance of light snow. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night
Snow before 9pm, then sleet between 9pm and 3am, then freezing rain after 3am. Low around 28. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
Snow and sleet likely before 1pm, then rain and sleet likely between 1pm and 3pm, then rain and snow likely after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday
A chance of snow, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Lighter wintry precipitation will linger through Sunday night and continue to gradually taper off on Monday.

Wythe County’s projected forecast totals will amount to mainly sleet and freezing rain, mixed with snow at times. Sleet and snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected.

VDOT warns that sleet and freezing rain will make roads slippery, creating dangerous travel conditions.

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