Saturday, March 26, 2011

Snow headed to Shenandoah Valley

Snow is in the forecast for the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday with the National Weather Service issuing a Winter Weather Advisory from 10:00 pm Saturday until 4:00 pm Sunday. Early predictions are for 5" at the higher elevations to the west and 1-3" of snow in the Valley although some are saying there will be more.

WHSV TV-3 has the following:
VALLEY - Temperatures will only be in the mid 40s for Saturday and stay cool through the weekend with continuing chances of rain mixing with snow Saturday night and continued snow on Sunday. Accumulations are forecast at 3" to 5" to the west, and 1" to 3" in the Valley. Highs stay in the 40s for the majority of the forecast period with a slight warm up by the end of next week. says we may expect a bit more than that in the Valley. NBC-29 out of Charlottesville is here.

With spring blooms already popping and recent warmer temperatures, there have been many groans from those who do not want to face yet another round of winter weather. However, temps next week will climb into the 50s which means that, like typical spring snows, this one won't stay around for long.

Stay tuned for updated forecasts....

Update 11:08 pm: Snow began at 10:19 pm in Verona and was heavier west of Staunton. Temperature is 37 degrees ... we'll see how it goes overnight.

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