Winter storm with snow and ice heading to Charlottesville
The National Weather Service issued an urgent weather message this morning warning of an impending winter storm. A low-pressure system over the Ohio Valley is already pounding North Florida and Georgia with rain–- and the system is heading this way. For Charlottesville, Albemarle and much of Central Virginia, the Weather Service warns of a wintery mix that could start today around 1pm and deliver up to two inches of snow, some sleet, and as much as a quarter-inch layer of ice from freezing rain. The Service also warns of potentially strong winds and temperatures from the upper 20s to lower 30s for the storm, which might not end until Friday afternoon.
Update: Schools in Augusta, Nelson, and Rockbridge Counties will close early today, according to the Staunton newspaper.
–updated at 11:18am