Wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour were expected overnight through Friday, with even higher speeds possible along the ridges.
Locally, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County could see the greatest damage from winds, Sammler said.
Friday Night: Rain changing to wet snow across most of the state with strong north winds.
The Danbury and Bridgeport areas are forecasted to get between three and three-and-a-half inches of rain from the storm. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Little or no snow accumulation lower elevations...1 to 7 inches higher elevations. "Areas of heavy rain may produce urban and small stream flooding, as well as flooding of poor drainage areas". Winds will be out of the North, around 10mph on Saturday and closer to 15mph on Sunday.
The National weather Service said there is a slight chance of snow showers before 2 p.m. Saturday, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for southwest Virginia and the mountains of northeast Tennessee through 10 AM Friday. Meteorologist Ray Kruzdlo said while temperatures will be in the mid-50s, one to two inches of rain is expected to fall, with a possibility of more. High winds can cause downed trees and power outages.
Monday, expect a 30 percent chance of showers before noon, with a high near 54, the weather service said.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 41.
The wind will stay gusty through Saturday before quieting down on Sunday.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 55.
All above-ground track work has been canceled Thursday night.
Some leftover snow showers and flurries Friday night will give way to some clearing by the weekend, with the blustery winds the only element of our storm lingering as the ocean low slowly exits stage right and out to sea.