GO or NO? Tuesday’s School Guess on closings, delays, and early dismissal

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Across Southwest Virginia, precipitation will be moving into the area between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Some schools have already delayed class, but there’s a chance that some may end up closing, especially closer to the Virginia/West Virginia border, where more snow is likely.

Across the New River Valley and far Southern Piedmont, a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will likely cause delays. The best chance for schools to cancel will be north of US-460 corridor.

Across the Central Valley and Piedmont, while snow is not expected until after 7:00 a.m., the precipitation is not expected to move out completely until after 2:00 p.m. Roads may still be impacted with near freezing temperatures. Also, during the late morning and early afternoon hours, heavy bursts of snow could produce reduced visibility and one inch per hour rates.

In Northern Virginia, the snow arrives a bit after lunchtime. With bursts of heavy snow expected, schools will likely dismiss early. In the far Eastern Piedmont, there may be enough snow accumulation to cause a few early dismissals.

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