Rain today, snow this weekend?

Published 12:51 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow-melting rain and higher temperatures are expected today, but another weather system could bring frozen precipitation to the region again next weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, today’s high will be around 42 degrees with a 70 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1 p.m. Temperatures tonight are expected to fall to around 32 degrees. Highs in the mid-40s are expected Wednesday and Thursday with rain likely Friday. Snow could mix with rain Friday night and Saturday.

Road crews remain busy clearing area roads. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, most state-maintained primary roads are listed as clear, or in minor condition because of icy patches.

However, some primary and most secondary roads in the area remain in moderate condition, meaning snow and ice are covering a major portion of the roadway, but they are still passable with caution.

Route 186 is listed as moderate condition from the North Carolina border to Courtland, because of snow and ice. Route 35 is listed as moderate from the North Carolina border to the Sussex County.

The Franklin High School boys’ basketball game against Surry has been postponed until Wednesday, weather permitting.