Storm of the century!

Valley braces for a foot or two of snow this weekend

Staff Report
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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Central Shenandoah Valley from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday with a forecast for 1 to 2 feet of snow possible.

Locally higher amounts of up to 3 feet are possible at higher elevations.

The snow is expected to begin between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and will continue through Saturday night. The snow is projected to be heaviest between 1 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

Temperatures will be well below freezing for the duration of the event – in the mid- to upper-20s in the Valley and the mid-20s at higher elevations.

Winds will be sustained at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph on Saturday and Sunday.

Stay tuned to AugustaFreePress.com for further information as it becomes available.

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