A long-duration winter storm is foreseen for parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina. Snow is forecast to spread quickly eastward with the storm early in the weekend, and may linger into early Monday in some areas.
Snow will spread across much of the central Appalachians on Saturday morning. Snow will then spread farther to the east across the mid-Atlantic during Saturday afternoon, while a wintry mix and rain advance across the South.
Before the storm arrives in the East, moderate to heavy snow will first spread across a wide swath of the Midwest. Ripple-effect flight delays and cancellations are possible prior to the storm’s arrival across the mid-Atlantic.
Heaviest snow likely along I-64, I-81 and I-95 in Virginia.
Travel along much of the Interstate 64 and 70 corridors is likely to be slow, slippery and difficult where the core of the heaviest and steadiest snow is forecast to occur. Similarly, travel along much of I-81 from Maryland to Tennessee is expected to be wintry with snow along much of the route. Significant snow is also anticipated along a portion of I-95 in Virginia.
A general 3-6 inches of snow is forecast from West Virginia to southeastern Maryland with local amounts to a foot possible over the Appalachians and part of east-central Virginia.