Forecast warns of light snow, slick roads

The National Weather Service Thursday has called for light snow through part of Friday morning.

The snow and freezing rain forecast for other areas was expected to make driving treacherous through much of the state. The Virginia Department of Transportation urged motorists to be wary of snow, slush and ice causing slippery road conditions.

VDOT officials said drivers should allow extra time to reach their destinations and be alert for snowplows and other slow-moving vehicles applying anti-icing substances where needed.

Luis Rosa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, said the bad weather was likely to be gone by 10 a.m. or earlier.

“Actually, there’s a good chance it will be done by 4 a.m.,” Rosa said. “There’s going to be very little impact. It’s a very minor event.”

The forecast called for less than an inch of snow.   Winds of 5 to 10 mph and nighttime temperatures in the lower 30s were also in the forecast.

The Weather Service said Friday would bring cloudy skies, a slight chance of snow before 9 a.m. and a high around 41. Temperatures were expected to fall to around 26 on Friday night followed by a chance of showers Saturday afternoon and high near 44.

A low temperature of 31 and a chance of rain showers is forecast for Saturday night before midnight.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com