Light snow bands are rotating back into the Roanoke and New River valleys on the back side of the strong low pressure system centered over northern North Carolina, lifting east northeast. These light snow bands should not add more than an inch to what has already fallen, which, similar to previous events this winter, varies dramatically across the region in a quirky pattern. The most consistent zone for amounts is locations north and northwest of Roanoke starting in Alleghany, Botetourt and Rockbridge counties where 3+ inches have fallen — already a report of 10 inches from Clifton Forge this morning and 11.5 inches at Vesuvius in Rockbridge County. Roanoke Valley amounts seem to commonly be in the 1 to 4 inch range, while the New River Valley has gotten generally an inch or less. I don’t have a full picture of snowfall amounts, those are just gleaned from what I have seen through a variety of online sources this morning, so it may vary at your location.
The low will trigger gusty winds from the west and northwest today. Snow showers and squalls created by upslope flow over the mountains will affect locations that normally get them, along the Virginia-West Virginia border and west of I-77, with a few inches possible especially in higher elevation.