122509iceSome freezing rain is expected to move into the area Thursday night but most forecasters predict it won’t amount to much in the Floyd County area.

Weather prognosticator Kevin Myatt of the Roanoke Times says what’s coming ain’t much.  His conclusion:

It appears this storm is about 24-36 hours late to take advantage of what would be a fairly favorable setup to produce a significant to major winter storm. A few days ago, it appeared the storm would develop and move through earlier than appears likely now. The Feb. 12-13 storm hit a narrow window perfectly; it appears the March 6-7 storm will be a day late and a few millibars short.

  • The chances of a widespread, significant to major winter storm appear to be VERY LOW.

  • Some freezing or sleet on Thursday evening with light early precipitation.

Says the Weather Channel:

Fresh off the walloping from Winter Storm Titan, parts of the South and Mid-Atlantic could once again be dealing with wintry weather late this week.

But unlike previous bouts of winter weather, this won’t be a big event. Widespread and large accumulations of wintry precipitation are not in the forecast at this time.

The vast majority of the Southeast will see rain, but some locales could see light accumulations of freezing rain, sleet or snow, which might make for tricky travel Thursday night into Friday morning.

With daytime highs in the 30s for Wednesday, the 40s on Thursday and Friday and back into the 50s for the weekend, the outlook is for a gradual warming trend as the month marches on and Spring nears.

Lows Wednesday and Thursday night are expected in the 20s and then will also gradually rise at the weekend approaches.

Adds Myatt at The Roanoke Times:

This is March, even an extensive Arctic outbreak like the one present now will modify quickly in the higher sun angle and longer days, and then move away.

Is winter coming to an end?  Eventually, yes, but exactly when is still an open question.