Winter Storm Watch issued: six to 18 inches predicted, icing possible

Winter WeatherFROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

HAZARD TYPES…SLEET…FREEZING RAIN AND HEAVY SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS… 6 TO 18 INCHES SNOW AND SLEET AND UP TO ONE HALF INCH  ICE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING… SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN STARTING LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

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* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND VERY SLICK CREATING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS BY LATER TODAY. SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO TRAVEL EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS TODAY IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S. TEMPERATURES THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE LOWER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS … A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED

VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

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