Light Freezing Rain Possible for Wythe County Saturday Morning

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The National Weather Service is warning that light freezing rain, perhaps starting as light sleet, will develop in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Friday evening and will spread northeast,
primarily east of I-77, during Saturday’s pre-dawn hours.

“Precipitation amounts will be very light, with only a couple of hundredths of an inch of precipitation expected,” stated Phil Hysell of the National Weather Service.

Though this morning’s forecast is predicting lower precipitation amounts and warmer temperatures than was earlier believed, the county’s emergency management team wishes to remind residents that any precipitation falling on cold surfaces will result in spotty icing, especially on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses, if untreated.

It is for these reasons that the county’s citizens are encouraged to remain cautious if traveling Friday and Saturday, allowing for additional travel time to their destinations.

Fortunately, the National Weather Service is forecasting for the light precipitation to change to light rain or end by mid to late morning Saturday as temperatures climb well into the 40s and lower 50s.

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