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Weather Situation for Monday

For Monday, January 8, 2018:

Franklin County Schools – Closed. Personnel Code 12.
Henry County Schools – 2 hour delay.
Martinsville City Schools – 2 hour delay.
Patrick County Schools – Closed.
Patrick Henry Community College – 2 hour delay.
Pittsylvania County Schools – 2 hour delay

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 AM to 7 PM Monday

A light wintry mix of precipitation is possible later Monday afternoon into Monday night. A weak area of low pressure will pass to the south of the region Monday into Monday night. Moisture lifting northeast ahead of
this system will overspread residual cold air in place. This will result in periods of light wintry precipitation Monday with a mix of snow and sleet transitioning to rain and freezing rain Monday afternoon.

Snow and sleet at the onset, followed by a mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected. The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, especially during the evening commute on Monday. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze can be expected along with a light coating of snow.

The forecast:

A 40 percent chance of less than a tenth of an inch of freezing rain and sleet between noon and 1pm, then a chance of rain. Near 35 degrees. A 40 percent chance of less than a tenth of an inch of rain before 9 PM Monday night with a low of 32.

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