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Flood threat will slowly go down tonight, but slick areas are a concern into Saturday

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Colder air has now surged into the Two Virginias, and scattered snow showers will continue on and off up until at least midnight tonight for most areas. Since no more heavy rain is in the forecast for the weekend, river levels should gradually drop overnight and into early Saturday, reducing the flood threat. Until then, at least for the next few hours, FLOOD WARNINGS remain in effect for Mercer, Summers, Western Greenbrier, and parts of Wythe counties.

Snow showers (thought light for most) will still be capable of causing slick areas on the road this evening, as well as black ice from frozen rain-water. The snow should eventually wind down into Saturday morning, but we'll be cold and breezy overnight, with lows in the 20s. For most areas, we'll receive another trace to 2" at best, with the highest amounts at higher elevations.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Western Greenbrier county, where another 2-4" of snow could fall this evening, bringing snow totals to the 6-8" range along the high terrain.

A weaker system will bring the chance of a few more scattered snow showers into the weekend, mainly Saturday late afternoon/evening into early Sunday morning. Snow tomorrow again looks light, with only an inch or so across most of our western facing slopes. Locally higher amounts will still be possible at high elevations. Stay safe, slick areas will remain possible, especially Saturday night into early Sunday.

The sun will be back out by Sunday afternoon, and highs should reach the 40s. More rain could emerge into early next week...which could lead to more flooding issues. Please stay weather aware!

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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