1000 x 90

Up To Six Inches Forecasted for Higher Elevations in High Country, NWS Winter Storm Watch Expires Saturday Night


By Jesse Wood

Oct. 30, 2014. The Blacksburg, Va., office of the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the High Country, and primarily elevations above 3,000 feet are forecasted to receive four to six inches of snow through Saturday night.

The watch went into effect at 10 a.m. on Thursday and expires at 10 p.m. on Saturday night.

Along with the heavy snow, wind gusts up to 55 mph are possible Saturday afternoon.

For Friday and Saturday, RaysWeather.com is “thinking” one to three inches for most of the region and three to six inches along the western upslope of the Appalachians and at higher elevations.

RaysWeather.com expects rain showers to develop Friday evening and turn into snow showers on Friday night. Those snow showers will persist into Saturday and toper off into flurries on Saturday night.