UPDATE 7:45 AM: This one ain’t happening folks. Not for Roanoke/New River valleys. Moisture zipping away too fast to northeast and not deep enough cold air for snow. Not a shocker really. Maybe some flakes at the end later. END UPDATE
Precipitation has spread rapidly across Southwest Virginia early this morning, with the rain/snow line near the Virginia-West Virginia border west of Roanoke/New River valleys southwestward toward the coalfields of far southwest Virginia. We’ll just have to watch — out the window, and on radar — if that changeover line drifts southeast in coming hours. Also, temperatures may be below freezing in a few pockets even with the rain, so some local freezing rain may be possible, though it is not likely to be the predominant form of precipitation areawide. Most indications suggest snow will slowly advance southeastward and most locations will see some before the precipitation ends later today, but the larger amounts of snow will stay to the west and north. This could change with an earlier precipitation switch.