Chilly New Year’s Eve night, dry weather until Thursday

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The mild temperatures are coming to an end.

Cooler and drier air is filtering into Southwest Virginia for Tuesday. While high temperatures are still considered above average for this time of year, reaching the low 50s, it’s definitely not the mild 60s we have had for the past few days. Winds will be a bit gusty at times Tuesday, but it appears winds will stay below advisory criteria. However, gusts up to 30 mph are possible in the mountains at higher elevations.

If you’re traveling back to Southwest Virginia after the game, you’ll have little concerns when it comes to your drive back home. The weather will be dry between Charlotte and the rest of Southwest Virginia. Cloud cover will be variable at times, and the only real concern weather-wise will be gusty winds at times. However, Wind Advisories are not expected between Southwest Virginia and Charlotte, N.C.

If you’re heading out for the New Year’s Eve festivities tonight, make sure to bundle up. Temperatures will generally be in the 30s across Southwest Virginia close to midnight. It will still be breezy as well, so put on the layers and grab something warm to drink.

Fair weather kicks off the 2020. New Year’s Day will be pleasant and similar to Tuesday with highs in the low 50s again. We may see some snowflakes on the west facing slopes of the Alleghany Highlands Wednesday from time to time, but accumulation doesn’t appear to be impressive (generally less than an inch).

Clouds move in Thursday and rain showers will move into the region some time after sunset.  Rain is more likely Friday and will last much of the day.  The showers will taper off during the evening hours. Dry weather returns to the area for the weekend with afternoon temperatures only reaching hte chilly mid 40s for Sunday.

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