Many locations within the winter weather advisory area (in purple at left, and shown in wider detail on the National Weather Service-Blacksburg page linked here) have gotten the projected 1-3 inches of snow through late Saturday evening, with generally lighter amounts to the east, including parts of the Roanoke Valley. A couple more waves of snow will move through the region overnight and early Sunday, and that could add another inch or two in many spots west of Roanoke, with an inch or less from Roanoke eastward. Northwest winds will also kick in to create more of an upslope snow situation, with squalls developing as northwest winds lift moisture up the western slopes of the mountains. West Virginia’s mountains and locations in Virginia near the West Virginia line and west of Interstate 77 will be most affected by the upslope snow showers on Sunday, but some snow will squirt eastward into the New River Valley at times and possibly some flurries reaching the Roanoke Valley amid partly cloudy skies.
You may have had your fill of Alberta clippers by now, but yet another could dive into the region late Monday or early Tuesday. It is possible this system will link up with a low near the Gulf Coast, and that could provide more moisture than we’ve seen with the clippers this evening and early Friday. Temperatures, however, will be more marginal for snow. This will be something to examine in more detail as we get closer to the event Sunday night and Monday.