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Update: Snow/sleet exits this afternoon, roads still slick

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Monday afternoon update:

This afternoon any snow, sleet, or drizzle slowly departs. Additional accumulation is not expected. It's cloudy and chilly with Northeast breezes holding temps in the 30s all afternoon long.

Tonight there could be a few patches of drizzle or freezing drizzle. Watch for slick spots on roads with temps falling into the 20s. 

Tuesday brings a few nuisance rain and sleet showers. No substantial accumulation is expected, but a small crusting on surfaces cannot be ruled out. 

Milder for the rest of the work week, with highs in the 50s to lower 60s Wednesday through Friday. All those days looks dry with a mix of sun and clouds.

Monday morning update:

Cloudy today with light periods of sleet, snow, and rain continuing through this afternoon. Little additional accumulation expected. Total snow and ice will be around 1-3" for most of central Virginia, with very little, if any sleet or snow on the ground across Southside Virginia. See the map to the left for specific amounts by county. 

In addition to any snow and sleet accumulation, a thin coating of ice is also likely for many areas this morning, so secondary roadways are likely to have slick spots with small patches of sleet or snow.

After a cloudy and cold Monday night, Tuesday brings a few nuisance rain and sleet showers. No substantial accumulation is expected, but a small crusting on surfaces cannot be ruled out. 

Milder for the rest of the work week, with highs in the 50s to lower 60s Wednesday through Friday. All those days looks dry with a mix of sun and clouds.

Sunday evening update: 

Winter Storm Warning along and north of US460…

Winter Weather Advisory along and south of Smith Mountain Lake and the Staunton River…

Occasional snow and sleet continues overnight across our part of the state. Areas closer to the North Carolina state line, which have had mostly rain, will have sleet developing late in the night. 

Accumulations will vary tremendously by daybreak, with very little, if any sleet or snow on the ground across Southside Virginia.  

In addition to any snow and sleet accumulation, a thin coating of ice is also likely in areas south of US460 by dawn. 

Occasional light sleet and snow continue through Monday morning, adding an additional inch of accumulation in some areas.  Enough cold air will be in place to allow even Southside Virginia to have an inch of snow before all precipitation ends early Monday afternoon. 

After a cloudy and cold Monday night, Tuesday brings a few nuisance rain and sleet showers. No substantial accumulation is expected, but a small crusting on surfaces cannot be ruled out. 

Milder for the rest of the work week, with highs in the 50s to lower 60s Wednesday through Friday. All those days looks dry with a mix of sun and clouds.

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As of Saturday evening, all weather data is pointing to a colder and snowier forecast for the Heart of Virginia for Sunday and into St. Patrick's Day. Expect major delays to travel by Monday morning.. with road conditions deteriorating after sunset Sunday.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Highlands, as well as Botetourt, Rockbridge, Amherst, and Nelson counties from 2PM Sunday to 2PM Monday. All other areas, including central and Southside Virginia, are under a Winter Storm Watch from Sunday evening to Monday afternoon.

Sunday turns cloudy with the precipitation beginning as afternoon rain, changing to evening snow and continuing through the night as temperatures fall below freezing. Across Southside Virginia, more sleet than snow may mix in, which will cut back on accumulations. However, expect travel to be impacted from sunset Sunday through the Monday morning commute for all areas... with the worst conditions north of the Staunton River.

Expected snowfall totals through Monday morning:

Across the Alleghany Highlands, including Bath and Highland counties: 4-8"

Covington, through Botetourt, Rockbridge, Amherst, Nelson, Roanoke, and the Greater Lynchburg area: 3-6"

Blacksburg, Smith Mountain Lake, southern Bedford, Campbell, and Appomattox: 2-5"

New River Valley, Northern Pittsylvania/Halifax, and Charlotte counties: 1-3"

Southside, including Martinsville, Danville, South Boston: Up to 1"

Stay with ABC-13 on-air and online for updates tonight and Sunday afternoon before the event begins.

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