NWS RNK AFD at 11:30
With regard to tonight, significant icing is expected as the
baroclinic zone lifts a bit northwest in response to upper
ridging off the southeast/Mid-Atlantic coast. Warm air aloft
will support mostly rain across these areas with temperatures
below freezing as the wedge holds in tough overnight. Ice
accumulations of 1/2 to 1 inch appear likely and possibly more
east of the Blue Ridge where current plans are to go with a
Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory to the west.
More on that later this afternoon, but a serious icing event
looks probable for areas like Danville, Lynchburg, South Boston,
and other cities in this general area. Stay tuned for updates
forthcoming this afternoon.