South and central Virginia hit by snow, areas under Winter Storm Warning or advisory

Moderate to heavy snow hit south and central Virginia Sunday, with the National Weather Service issuing Winter Storm Warnings or Winter Weather Advisories for much of the area.

Several counties in Northern Virginia have already announced that schools will be closed on Monday due to the weather.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a State of Emergency on Saturday ahead of the storm. On Sunday, Northam warmed motorists to avoid traveling if possible. "Stay safe and pay close attention to your local weather alerts."

Southeast parts of Virginia including Charlottesville, Staunton, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Farmville, and Blacksburg are under a Winter Storm Warning until 4 a.m. Monday morning.

Drivers traveling along the I-64 corridor were encouraged to take it slow.

Charlottesville is expected to get four to six inches of snow, Fredericksburg two to three inches, Warrenton is forecasted to have less than an inch of snow.

The DC-metro area and parts north are due to get some flurries to a dusting of snow.

The National Weather Service forecasts total snow accumulations of three to six inches, with the highest amounts near I-95.

Central Virginia and Southern Maryland are under a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight Monday -- including Harrisonburg, Fredericksburg, and Williamsburg in Virginia, as well as Southern Maryland.

The storm system has arrived in Virginia after coming northward from North Carolina, bringing heavy snow and freezing rain across a large section of the South.