Weather Authority: Snow to continue falling into the afternoon Sunday


Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories are in effect for snow, sleet and freezing rain for this weekend.

Jonathan O'Brien, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ., said that snow should fall overnight Saturday into Sunday, leaving just a dusting to an inch.

Snow showers should taper off before sunrise Sunday.

FOX 5's Gwen Tolbart says snow totals are continuing to increase for the area heading into Saturday evening, with most places now seeing light snow.

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Officials cautioned of slippery road conditions and limited visibility on roadways.

While we may see a glaze of ice to a tenth of an inch from Roanoke to SML and Blacksburg, the most accumulation is expected in parts of Southside and the I-77 corridor. Southwest Virginia could see up to 6 inches of snow and Baltimore and western Maryland could receive 3 to 7 inches of snow. As a result, drivers were advised to allow extra travel time, reduce speeds and increase their following distances, the weather service said. Seasonable temperatures with highs in the 40s through Thursday, then another winter storm takes aim on Kansas for Friday.

Do not pass snow plows.

Crews first focus efforts on roads that carry the most traffic, such as interstates and primary roads, followed by major secondary roads with vital emergency and public facilities, and other secondary roads and subdivision streets.