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Eden, NC Area Weather Advisories

Winter Storm Warning

Issued: Sunday, February 14, 4:58 am EST
Expires: Tuesday, February 16, 12:00 pm EST

WINTER STORM EXPECTED BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

A BITTER COLD ARCTIC AIR MASS HAD SETTLED OVER THE REGION EARLY THIS MORNING.

MEANWHILE, A SERIES OF STRONG UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL TRACK TOWARD THE REGION FROM THE WEST TONIGHT AND MONDAY BRINGING A VARIETY OF WINTER PRECIPITATION TO THE REGION.

LOOK FOR MOSTLY SNOW TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY, THEN A WINTRY MIX MONDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT AS WARMER AIR BEGINS TO SPREAD INTO THE REGION FROM THE SOUTH.

SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF WINTER PRECIPITATION ARE LIKELY.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EST TUESDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR A WINTRY MIX OF SNOW, SLEET, AND FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EST TUESDAY.

THE WIND CHILL WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW, SLEET, AND ICE MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF WINTER PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED.

TRAVEL WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TO PERHAPS IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS.

ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD.

WATER, AND A BLANKET IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A WINTER STORM WARNING.

LOCATIONS:
FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA INTO SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES, SNOW TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING, BECOMING MIXED WITH AND CHANGING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT, THEN CHANGING TO ALL RAIN BY MID-MORNING TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS, SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG WITH ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 1/10 INCH.

TIMING:
SNOW DEVELOPING THIS BY MID-EVENING CONTINUING INTO MONDAY MORNING BEFORE CHANGING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON, FREEZING RAIN MONDAY NIGHT, AND THEN CHANGING TO ALL RAIN TUESDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS:
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS.

TEMPERATURES:
TEENS THIS MORNING, RISING INTO THE 20S TO LOWER 30S THIS AFTERNOON, MID 20S TO LOWER 30S MONDAY, RISING INTO THE MID AND UPPER 30S BY TUESDAY MORNING.