March roared into Southwestern Virginia like the proverbial lion Sunday, dumping snow on the area in ranges from 2-8 inches or more.

We managed to make it from November through February without a significant winter storm and the month associated with the arrival of Spring opens with the first real snowfall in years.

The snow is expected to last until the early morning hours and then taper off but with temperatures expected in the lower 20s by dawn the white stuff will be with us for the next day or two before the temperature climbs into the 40s on Wednesday, 50s on Thursday and 60s by the weekend.

There’s a signpost up ahead. Next stop, the Twilight Zone.