BLACKSBURG, Va. — With local snow accumulations already ranging from five to 10-plus inches, the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., updated its forecast, calling for 16-24 inches of snow, with local amounts potentially higher.

The Sunday advisory is calling for "additional snow accumulations of six to 10 inches ... with the heaviest snowfall through this evening."

The winter storm warning remains in effect through 11 a.m. Monday. according to the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg, Va.

The warning is for portions of southwest Virginia and north central and northwest North Carolina, including Watauga and Ashe counties. 

Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Power outages may also occur.

A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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