Monday weather: Foggy morning, then patches of sunshine

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While in March the average is slightly higher, reaching a total of 4.2 days.

Thursday night, the low will be around 48 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

At 1:45 p.m., radar showed that snow is heaviest and steadiest just northeast of the Interstate 64 corridor, and very patchy across the mountains and southern Piedmont.

Tuesday night, the low will be around 31 with mostly cloudy skies gradually clearing, and a north northwest wind of 3 to 7 miles per hour.

Accumulating snow is possible through Wednesday, and light accumulating snow is also possible this weekend and early next week.

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation in the Staunton district spent the first day of spring on standby, preparing for the expected snowfall in the valley Tuesday night and Wednesday. We will have a chance at light snow to start off Sunday morning then tapering off by the afternoon.

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In a final forecast map issued at 3 p.m., the weather service is now calling for 8 to 12 inches of snow in many areas that it initially had forecasted as much as 12 to 18 inches. "Rainfall amounts through tonight can reach up to 2" with winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour.

After already being bombarded by snow for most of the month, it appears the region will miss the brunt of this storm. East wind around 15 miles per hour.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

They're encouraging drivers to take Wednesday morning's commute slow as temperatures hover around freezing and added that even when roads are treated, travel may remain hazardous due to low temperatures and icy precipitation.

With high pressure holding on into the weekend, we'll keep Saturday and Sunday dry.

However, parts of the United Kingdom have a yellow weather warning in place for ice over night, the Met Office tweeted to warn people to be careful while out and about as the melting snow is likely to turn to ice over night creating icy patches.

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