Forecast: The Big One is coming
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Just in from the National Weather Service: a Winter Storm Watch for Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro Friday and Saturday with a forecast for 12 to 18 inches of snow with localized amounts of 20 inches or more possible.
The snow is forecast to begin around daybreak Friday, according to the forecast alert, which was issued at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The snow is expected to continue into the evening hours on Saturday.
The alert from the National Weather Service indicated that the storm on its way here this weekend has the potential to be similar to the Dec. 18-19 storm that dumped between 25 and 31 inches of snow on the Greater Augusta area.