Pinpoint Weather: A winter feel to the weekend with cooler temps, pockets of snow showers

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It’s mid-January, and it’s certainly going to be feeling like it the next few days.

Snow showers will be likely into early-to-mid afternoon across much of the region with areas east of the Blue Ridge seeing some pockets of drizzle possible as well. Locations in the mountains could see some light accumulations of generally under an inch possible but some of the western slopes could see a bit more, enough so, that a Winter Weather Advisory is up for those areas.

The west slope snow machine will remain a bit active though, the next few days.

We can also expect some breezy conditions developing into the afternoon and into Saturday night as well.

Highs should remain into the 30s in the mountains and lower and middle 40s elsewhere.

Overnight tonight, there could be some issues with fog for parts of the NRV and into the Greenbrier Valley and with temperatures a few degrees below freezing, the fog that does develop will likely become freezing fog.

We’ll keep the chance for mountain snow showers lingering into Sunday but the vast majority of the area should see generally sunny skies. In those mountain communities, an inch or two of accumulation can’t be ruled out from now through Monday morning.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, we should see dry conditions but cooler temperatures with most areas remaining into the 30s – Central Virginia can expect temperatures moreso into the lower 40s.

Beyond that, we do warm up a bit at or even a few degrees above where we should be for mid-January.

Into next week, our next chance for precipitation will come in Wednesday night and into early Thursday where areas of wintry mix will be possible – enough to create the potential for some slick conditions. We’ll keep watching the model runs over the next several days as we refine the forecast.

There is also a chance for some rain and snow heading into Friday.

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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