It’s been a confusing storm from the start — and that’s how it’s ending up. The way snow bands and dry slots and temperature profiles have set up today has produced a confusing mosaic of places getting considerable snow (between 1 and 2 inches in my part of southern Roanoke County, for instance) and places that are not. Some parts of the Roanoke Valley are seeing heavier snow today than many parts of the New River Valley. The storm is continuing to pivot just south of our region, creating new precipitation bands and pulling them northwestward, in addition to a back shield of snow slowly developing eastward. It’s very hard at this point to throw out accumulation projections since the current snow on the ground is a patchwork almost beyond description, but most places in Southwest Virginia will probably see accumulating snow this afternoon and evening in the 1-3 inch range, locally more. I’ll continue to monitor radar trends in case there are more surprises.