Winter weather advisory for northern, western Virginia

Posted at 9:10 AM, Feb 04, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. --  A storm spread some snow and sleet into western Virginia Sunday morning, and this transitioned to freezing rain as it moved into central Virginia.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for northern and western Virginia until those areas rise above freezing.

Freezing rain falls as a liquid, but freezes on impact with the cold ground.  The period of freezing rain will create slick conditions on untreated surfaces, especially bridges and overpasses.

There is a better chance of a thicker glaze of ice forming farther west near Interstate 81.

As temperatures warm above freezing, the precipitation will transition to just plain rain in all areas, and we will see periods of steady rain this afternoon into this evening.  Over one-half inch of rain is possible.

Highs will range from the upper 30s far northwest to the 50s southeast.

We will dry out with decreasing clouds Sunday night.

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