Cold and breezy Friday, snow showers possible

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The winter-like air is hanging around Southwest Virginia to start off the weekend.

Winds relaxed overnight Thursday, but they will still be on the breezy side for Friday. Temperatures will warm up into the upper 30s/mid 40s for the afternoon. While we’re starting off relatively dry for the morning, a disturbance will bring the chance for snow and spotty rain showers. The moisture associated with this system is fairly low, so we’re looking at low impacts to the region. Much of the New River Valley will see less than an inch, if anything. A few flurries may make their way east of the I-81 corridor. However, snowfall totals between 1 – 3″ are possible at higher elevations along our west-facing slopes and into western portions of Grayson County. A Winter Weather Advisory has been put in place for Grayson and Tazewell counties, as well as Mercer, Summers, and western Greenbrier counties in West Virginia. It will continue until noon Saturday. Roadways and sidewalks maybe slick in these counties, so use caution when heading out.

The snowy weather in the mountains are expected to come to an end before sunrise Saturday. The weather is looking pretty dry for much of the weekend. However, it will be a bitter start to Saturday. Morning temperatures will be in the 20s and teens. Despite mostly sunny skies overhead, high temperatures will only reach the 30s and low 40s.

A warming trend will occur Sunday. As the dry and sunny weather continues, more locations will reach the 50s for the afternoon. Temperatures will even make it into the 60s for next week. Rain returns to Southwest Virginia late Monday and continues through much of next week.

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