I’m not waiting up all night for this one. About all there is to do overnight, if you happen to be up, is watch the national radar … pull back a couple of notches on the bar in the upper left on the Radar / Futurecast on this blog, maybe scoot the map a little, and look for what’s happening in Tennessee and Kentucky. There is actually a dribble of showers from Memphis to southwest Kentucky as I type this very early on Friday morning. This area of showers should grow into a much larger and heavier patch of precipitation over western and central Kentucky and Tennessee overnight. That’s what is expected to head our way on Friday, arriving mid to late morning west of Interstate 77 and midday to early afternoon in the New River and Roanoke valleys — approximately.
Forecast guidance is actually a touch wetter in the evening, so widespread snowfall amounts of 1-3 inches across Southwest Virginia with some locally heavier amounts still seem to be on track. It will become a matter of “nowcasting” on the radar and short-range models Friday to see where any heavier bands or “snow holes” might line up as Friday continues.
I’ll plan to rejoin in the morning.