Pinpoint Weather: A sunny start to the weekend with first taste of winter for some into early next week

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As a whole, the weekend won’t be too bad, but the first true taste of winter for the season looks to come in as we start a new work-week – yes, that means snow for some locations.

Saturday’s weather will be generally nice across the region with a few clouds possible along Southside – maybe even a sprinkle or two during the morning in that area. Besides that, the rest of the area will remain dry and mild.

Sunday will be the transition day as we’ll see clouds increase across the region before our next batch of rain comes into the region Sunday night and lingering into much of Monday. There is even a risk of a few severe thunderstorms possible along and east of Route 29 during the morning. This is all courtesy of a deep area of low pressure and an associated strong cold front that will plow through the area into the day on Monday.

On the back side of that low pressure, a north and northwesterly flow will help to significantly drop the temperatures down well-below normal. There will also be enough lingering moisture in the mountains to drop a little bit of snow. We’ll continue watching the models to determine how much snow is in the cards, but right now, it does appear that the west slopes could need the shovels.

While the snow will be limited to the mountains, the entire area will deal with cold and blustery conditions heading into mid-week, though we will be dry until closer to the end of next week, when our next chance for some showers looks to come into the area on Friday.

Regarding temperatures, the weekend looks decent with highs in the 50s in the mountains and into the lower, even middle 60s for some heading into the Piedmont.

As the front comes through the region on Tuesday, highs will drop off a good 15-20 degrees as some areas will struggle to get out of the 30s.

Gusty winds will continue to help to make things feel quite chilly, especially between dusk and dawn into the middle of the week with lows dipping into the 20s for most-everyone, but we will see a gradual rebound back closer to normal (into the 50s for highs) toward the end of next week.

Don’t forget to patronize the small businesses in your area for today’s Small Business Saturday! You’ll certainly have a great weather day today!

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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