Dry and chilly start to the weekend


February Feel to the region today as cold air sets in for a while

After the wild weather of the past couple days we could use a few days of benign and mellow weather conditions.  Today will be sort of a mixed bag with a good deal of sunshine and chilly weather for most of the day, then some precipitation moves in near sunrise.  There is going to be a wave of energy move through the south and may drop some snow on Northern Georgia, South and North Carolina.  That energy will stay south, but we may get some snow from a cold pocket of air that is slated to move in from the west late in the day.

Snow showers will return late in the day, but little to no accumulation is in store for the region. Flurries and some show showers will be our best offering.  The roads will be impacted overnight by the snow, generating a few slick spots on 77 and 64 as well as portions of 81.  The roads may also have some pockets of ice left over from all the rain Thursday that has not evaporated, but may now be freezing in the winter air.

Sunday looks to be pleasant with plenty of sunshine and a bit of a warm up.  Not much in the way of trouble as far as weather conditions are concerned.  The region should see high temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Monday will be the day of transition as the clouds return late in the day and there is a chance for us to get some rain overnight into Tuesday.

As for the Dan River, it is expected to crest early today at Danville and then early Sunday in South Boston.  Both locations will obtain moderate flood stage status and in Danville the Public Works Complex will be impacted and in South Boston 501 will more than likely get flooded or close to it.  Stay safe, turn around and don’t drown.  If you get stuck in these waters, remember… it will be cold water…since it is February and you may not want to spend much time in the bitter cold water. 

Stay Safe.

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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