12:30 pm Update: The National Weather Service has changed the forecast for Clarke County, Virginia; Weather prediction models are now indicating that a low pressure system currently over Georgia will merge with another low pressure off of the Virginia – North Carolina coast over the next 36-hours. The resultant nor’easter will have the potential to pump up to seven inches of snow across Clarke County. Snow totals are predicted to be greater in the northern Shenandoah Valley with lesser amounts east toward Washington D.C.
The 12:00pm National Weather Service Saturday forecast for Berryville, Virginia:
High near 35. North wind between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
This weather system has the potential to deliver a major winter weather event to our region. Travelers and motorists are urged to keep a cautious eye on the weather over the next 36 hours.
Snow? No Way!
Residents of Clarke County, Virginia may be in store for a Halloween trick rather than a treat (depending on your point of view of course.) The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for northern Maryland and locations along and to the west of the Blue Ridge Mountains for Saturday.
The watch area includes Clarke County.
A cold rain with a low of 34 degrees will make tonight a wet and chilly affair with a 100 percent chance of precipitation. Highs on Saturday will stay in the 30’s with temperatures diving below freezing on Saturday night for the first time this year.
With ground temperatures still well above freezing snow accumulation of less than one inch is expected. Even so, drivers should use caution as roads may become slick for several hours if snow does occur.
Temperatures are expected to rebound into the 50’s on Monday.