A Winter Storm Warning is in effect area-wide from noon Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday. Rain will change to snow for the afternoon and evening hours.
Rain will continue to fall across the area this morning.
By noon today, the rain will start to mix with snow for areas along and north of 460.
By 2 p.m., that line shifts south to route 40 with the change-over happening for all by 4 p.m.
The snow will end west of the Blue Ridge between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will end east of the Blue Ridge by midnight.
Two to four inches is expected in Southside with many areas expected to see three to six inches. The Blue Ridge south of Roanoke and the Mountain Empire look to see four to eight inches of snow with possibly up to ten inches for Mount Rogers and Richlands.