This region is expected to see between 3 and 5 inches of snow Saturday through Sunday morning.
Jeremy Geiger, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Thursday those accumulation figures may change.
“We’re expecting further snow after 7 a.m. on Sunday,” he said.
“Everything that falls will be pretty much snow,” Geiger said. “The question is initially how quick will it accumulate on the ground, depending on how much treatment’s done or the situation on the ground.”
Sandy Myers, a spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation, said in a voicemail on Thursday that the department was pre-treating some primary roads on Thursday and will be pre-treating interstates today.
Myers added that VDOT has general goals for plowing roads following snowstorms. The department, she said, aims to take one pass on every road within 24 hours of a 2- to 4-inch storm and within 48 hours of a 4-6 inch storm.
“For this particular storm, it sounds like it’s going to be in that 3-6 inch range, so folks can definitely expect to see plows on their roads within 24 to 48 hours after the storm has ended,” Myers said.
Geiger said that the best chances for snow this weekend will occur between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.