BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, V.A. (WVIR) - Temperatures may fall below freezing tonight and the Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers who may be traveling along the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Rain is expected to begin Saturday night, and could change into freezing rain early Sunday morning.
Virginia Department of Transportation:
CULPEPER — Temperatures are forecast to fall to near freezing overnight along the Blue Ridge Mountains, and precipitation that will begin late Saturday night may change to freezing rain early Sunday morning. The combination of near-freezing temperatures and freezing rain may make roads slick at high elevations.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists planning to travel across the mountain passes in Central Virginia – Interstate 64, U.S. 250, 33, 211 and 522 – to drive with extreme caution since icy conditions and thick fog may develop before dawn.
VDOT will have crews on duty on the mountain passes and along nearby roads at higher elevations overnight. After sunrise Sunday temperatures will warm above freezing and any precipitation during the day will change back to rain.