The region can expect to see a mix of ice and snow this weekend followed by cold temperatures Sunday into Monday.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Center in Sterling issued a winter storm advisory Friday for the Northern Shenandoah Valley that is expected to last from 7 a.m. today through midnight Sunday.

The weather forecast calls for a winter mix of snow and ice. Meteorologists say approximately 1 inch of snow and two-tenths of an inch of ice could fall in the region Saturday.

“I think ice is the biggest concern for the area,” meteorologist Jeremy Geiger said Friday.

The region can expect to see temperatures on Sunday start to drop throughout the day, Geiger explained.

“It’s gonna be fairly warm on Sunday during the day – warmer than freezing for the most part or right around freezing,” Geiger said. “But behind the system coming through this weekend the temperature’s going to drop considerably.”

Meteorologists forecast temperatures in the region to fall to overnight lows in the single digits Sunday night into Monday morning, Geiger said. Monday temperatures should remain in the teens to the low 20s, he added.

The forecast for next week calls for temperatures to rise to the mid-to-upper 30s on Tuesday and warmer by Wednesday, Geiger said.

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