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UPDATE: All Area Chorus schedule changes

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Henry County Schools' All Area Chorus practice scheduled for Friday has been canceled.

Practice will resume as scheduled Saturday, and the performance time will be 4 p.m. at Magna Vista High School.

The community is invited to attend the performance.

Below is the earlier story on winter weather:

Motorists may face a slippery commute this morning.

Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County are under a winter weather advisory until 1 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

Patrick County schools announced Thursday they will open after a two-hour delay today. Henry County schools also issued a release saying they would operate on a two-hour delay.

Cold air moving south from Canada was expected to combine overnight with an upper-level disturbance to produce a mix of wintry precipitation.

Expect sleet accumulation of less than an inch with up to a tenth of an inch of freezing rain through this morning, the weather service said. Untreated roads will become icy and hazardous for travel, it added.

Shady spots and elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses could be especially dangerous, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

“A difference in just a few degrees of air or ground temperatures will determine if ice accumulates on roadways,” said Jamie Smith, a VDOT spokesman based in Salem.

By this afternoon, enough warm air is expected to track northeast into the region to turn all the precipitation into rain, meteorologists said.

Thursday night, the weather service was expecting rain, sleet and freezing rain to become all rain locally after 10 a.m. today. A high temperature of 35 degrees was forecast — well below Thursday’s high of 58 degrees.

However, the weather service reported there might be pockets of freezing rain or drizzle in the Piedmont through the afternoon.

Rain is expected to linger through tonight and into midday Saturday.

Tonight’s low is expected to stay a little above the freezing point of 32 degrees. The high Saturday is forecast to be 46 degrees.

More rain is expected Monday night into Tuesday, but temperatures are not expected to drop below freezing then.


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