Most of Virginia and parts of West Virginia were placed under a winter storm watch Friday morning.
The Weather Service says a winter storm system will develop in the southwest United States today and track across the southern plains on Friday.
The storm will move into the Kansas City area Friday, starting out as rain and drizzle that will transition to a wintry mix Friday afternoon.
Since we are dealing with precip. type changes, fine-tuning will likely be needed as we get closer to the start of the snow later Saturday night. Five to seven inches of snow is anticipated.
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. A slight chance of light freezing rain and snow Saturday evening should clear by Sunday, giving way to a cloudy day with highs in the mid-30s. Snow is expected to begin late Friday night and continue through late Saturday morning. The snowfall may have the ability to impact travel through the weekend.
A Winter Storm Watch is advanced notice that the potential for severe winter weather exists in the Watch area, but it does not mean it is a certainty. They dropped into the upper 20s around the Baltimore region early Thursday morning after a cold front moved through Wednesday, and peaked in the mid- to upper 30s Thursday afternoon.