HIGH KNOB, Va. — Early spring snowfall came to some locations across the Mountain Empire Tuesday and was expected through early Wednesday morning, according the National Weather Service.

Some accumulating snowfall was reported on High Knob in Wise County, as well as Whitetop Mountain in Southwest Virginia.

The NWS said moist and cold northwesterly flow supported a transition from rain to snow showers across the mountainous areas. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches was expected above 3,500 feet in the region, while slightly higher totals were possible above 5,000 feet. Areas of the Smoky Mountains, High Knob and Roan Mountain were expected to see periods of snow, the NWS said.

Snowfall is expected to taper off Wednesday afternoon. A high temperature of 50 is in the forecast today with mostly cloudy skies in Bristol.

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