Pinpoint Weather: A milder wrap to the weekend, widespread rain late this upcoming week

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If you’re tired of the colder weather, we’ve got some good news for you!

After a few days with highs in the 20s and 30s, we’ll see temperatures in the 40s and even some 50s both Sunday and Monday.

The next several days will also be dry, with one minor exception. A moisture-starved cold front will push into the region, but our mountain communities can still expect some light rain/snow/freezing rain early on Monday. This will mostly be limited to the western slopes of Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Highland Counties. The rest of the area will just see a few added clouds in the region.

Tuesday and Wednesday both look dry but it will be a bit cooler behind the front with temperatures returning to about where they should be for this time of year (back into the low and middle 40s).

We continue to watch the models for a stronger late-week cold front to pass through the area.

Yesterday, we were looking at Thursday being a very wet day with some showers lingering into Friday (New Year’s Day).

Now, the models have slowed the progress of the system, so here’s what we’re thinking now.

Wednesday will see increasing clouds through the day with some scattered showers coming into the area on Thursday. Showers should turn to a more steady rain from late New Year’s Eve through much of New Year’s Day before we start to clear out Friday night.

Models are also hinting at this being a decent rain-maker across the region with widespread totals of 1-2 inches of rain looking increasingly likely.

We still have several days to continue to monitor model run changes, but confidence is growing that any outdoor plans to celebrate the start of 2021 will be looking quite wet. Temperatures, though, are looking warm – into the 50s, if not even pushing the 60-degree mark.

Gary Boyer

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