Parents living in the South and Mid-Atlantic are keeping an eye on the weather as another winter storm approaches. WSET.com is already showing a few school systems closed for the day in Southside Virginia.
Here in Lynchburg, both Holy Cross Regional School and Lynchburg Christian Academy plan to close at noon. The snow will likely start around noon, which may make the evening commute challenging for area parents.
Because it's been so cold this week, the snow will stick as soon as it starts falling, but most forecasts only show 1-2 inches accumulation.
Some forecasts show sleet and freezing rain possibly mixing in. Those planning to attend activities and events this weekend should stay tuned to make sure the weather doesn't cause cancellations.
Some of the events scheduled for area families this weekend include the Great Artists program at Amazement Square and Kids' Night at Point of Honor on Friday, a winter open house at Lynchburg College and Campbell County soccer registration on Saturday and "Harvey" on stage at Jefferson Forest High School all weekend.
Families may also enjoy visiting Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest this weekend. The Poplar Forest winter weekend program continues this weekend, with tours on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A short drive to Roanoke may be in your plans for the Kids Winter Carnival, being held at the Salem Civic Center all weekend. Admission is free to the carnival. Ride tickets cost $1 each or you can buy a book of 24 for $20.
Kids' Night at Point of Honor allows kids ages 7-12 to enjoy scavenger hunts, living history and a visit by nocturnal animals from The Nature Zone on Friday evening from 6-10 p.m. at the 1815 Federal style home once owned by Dr. George Cabell.
The Great Artists program, new at Amazement Square, is being held on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 4-5 p.m. During January, Van Gogh is the featured artist. Participants will learn more about Van Gogh's life and art and are invited to try their hand at oil pastel painting.
High school juniors and seniors and their parents who attend the open house at Lynchburg College from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday will tour the campus, talk with current students and meet with admissions representatives to learn more about all that Lynchburg College has to offer.
Campbell County soccer registration will be held at Concord Elementary School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 4-14. Parents should bring their child's birth certificate.
Tickets are available at Lynchburg Tickets for "Harvey," a comedy about a man with a 6-foot invisible bunny named Harvey, on Friday or Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Once the storm passes through, it will still be very cold with Saturday's high temperature only in the upper 30s and Sunday's high in the low 40s. Saturday will be cloudy and windy, but Sunday will be sunny.
The weekend is calling. How will your family spend those precious days we call the weekend? Pick one, pick two, or pick a few and enjoy Lynchburg together this weekend.
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