Morning forecast calls for snowfall
Posted: November 27, 2012
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — Snow was in the forecast for area residents early this morning.
According to Kevin Witt, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties were expected to receive anywhere from a light coating of snow to a half inch or more by 10 a.m., depending on elevation.
“It looks like what we’re going to see overnight tonight is a mix of light rain and light snow and little if any accumulation between midnight and 4 a.m. [this morning],” Witt said in a phone interview Monday afternoon, adding that the precipitation likely will increase between 4 and 10 a.m.
“[There will be] anywhere from a coating on the ground to maybe a half inch, particularly in the northern and western portion of Frederick County,” Witt said. “It will start as a mix [of rain and snow], change to snow and maybe back to rain before it comes to an end.”
Isolated areas in higher elevations, particularly in West Virginia and along the Blue Ridge, could see up to an inch of snow, according to Witt.
He added that the snow might be “just enough to slow traffic” if it sticks on roads and causes slick spots but that it shouldn’t cause too many problems.
While chances for a mix of rain and snow were between 80 and 90 percent and the chances for just snow between 60 and 70 percent, Witt said it was unlikely the area will see additional snow during the rest of the week.
Temperatures today for the area are expected to range from a high of 40 to a low of 28.
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