Winter storm predicted worse north and east of Floyd

U.S. 460 in Christiansburg
What it might be like Tuesday morning…or maybe not.

The National Weather Service updated its winter storm watch to a warning Monday afternoon with freezing temperatures and expected snow accumulations of 4-6 inches north of U.S. 460 to 3-5 inches south with lessening accumulations south of the New River and Roanoke Valleys.

Which means Floyd County should be on the lesser end of snow expectations but still should receive some of the white stuff which is expected to start falling around 4 a.m. Tuesday and become a significant factor in morning drive time to work.

Light snow if expected to increase during the day Tuesday and cause more problems for evening drive time before ending before midnight.

After a high of 32 degrees Tuesday, the thermometer is expected to dip to about six Tuesday night with highs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the 20s and a low of around three on Thursday night.

Then daytime temperatures are predicted to climb back into the high 30s for Saturday, 40s on Sunday and back into the 30s for the rest of the month.

That forecast, of course, is subject to change, since the outlook for the end of the month just a few days ago had temperatures in the 50s for January’s end.

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