A few rounds of snow and rain on the way

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Storms track south of the region, but we are expecting a few showers.

 As we move through the rest of the week, we will be keeping a watchful eye on a large complex storm that is moving through the middle of the country. Although the center of the storm will pass to the south of the Commonwealth, I am expecting a bit of precipitation to be cast north into the region early Thursday morning.  Timing of small pocket of energy will be in the early morning hours Thursday so the result will be some snow.  Not looking at a lot of snow, in fact it is being referred to as flurries for most of the region.  The chance for accumulating snow will be in the NRV and the Highlands and that should only be about an inch or so.

As the day moves along the skies will clear and the temperatures will rise into the low 40s Thursday. A quiet day is on the docket for Friday but clouds will move in as the day moves along ahead of another round of rain slated for Saturday.  The storm responsible for the event on Saturday will ride up the coast and throw moisture back our way.  The precipitation of choice for now is mainly rain, but some mountain snow is likely.  The mix of rain and slow along the Interstates of 77, 81 and 64 will make for some tough driving, so get ready to deal with some slick roads Saturday.

Moving into Groundhog Day (some may call it Super Bowl Sunday this year) there should be a good mix of clouds and sun.  Highs will be about where they should be for early February, topping out in the upper 40s.  Warmer conditions kick off the new work week, but rain may cool us down as we get to late Tuesday into Wednesday.

John Carroll                                                      
Chief Meteorologist

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