Snow and freezing rain began falling in our area of Floyd County shortly after 3 a.m. Monday and we saw about an inch (with ice) along Sandy Flats Road SE at 7:30 a.m.

Officials closed county schools for Monday as the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg forecast calls for “occasional snow showers” through about 3 p.m. with heaviest snow expected in late morning and then tapering off this afternoon with accumulation of 3-6 inches in most locations.

A 30-degree temperature feels like 21 with the winds of up to 10 miles per hours but the forecast calling for the thermometer to climb up to 37 by late afternoon with light snow at 1 p.m. and the storm, if we can call it that, ending before daylight fades Monday.

Tuesday is forecast as mostly cloudy with high temps up to 36 with a low of 20 overnight and 20 percent chance of precipitation, then colder on Wednesday with the thermometer remaining below freezing throughout the day.

Warmer temperatures Thursday with a high of 48 and the same on Friday with showers and warmer days of 54 on Sunday and 58 on Monday of next week.  Expect rain from next week through the end of March.

As with all forecasts, though, they could change.

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