Pinpoint Weather: Blustery winds and cold air sticks around for Wednesday

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Colder air has pooled into Southwest and Central Virginia and it’s definitely feeling more like winter outside. Afternoon temperatures for Tuesday will range between the low 40s and into the 30s. A few spots in the western New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands will struggle to warm up past the 30-degree mark.

Mountain snow toward our west will taper off during the evening hours. A few alerts will remain in effect:

  • A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for western Greenbrier County and northwestern Pocahontas County. Snowfall totals of 4 – 8″ are in the forecast for these areas. Blustery winds may create blowing snow, which can reduce visibility. Use caution on roads and sidewalks in these areas as slick spots can be expected.
  • Winter Weather Advisories continue for western Highland, Tazewell, Smyth, and Grayson counties. Slippery road conditions can be expected today in these advised areas. Gusty winds may lead to blowing snow, reducing visibilities for motorists in these counties.

Much of Southwest and Central Virginia will not see snow though, but the region will have to deal with the colder temperatures and brisk winds. Gusts between 30 – 40 mph are possible for many areas. For tonight, low temperatures will be down in the 20s. The winds will make it feel about ten degrees colder outside.

More sunshine is slated for Wednesday. Wind won’t be as much of an issue, but it will still be breezy in some spots. The morning will be freezing cold, but afternoon temperatures are forecast to rebound back into the mid 40s and into the 50s.

Thursday also looks to be dry with mostly sunny skies for the start of the day. Morning temperatures will be in the frigid 20s again, but afternoon temperatures will slightly warmer, in the low to mid 50s.

Clouds will increase throughout the day Thursday with mostly cloudy skies expected by the evening. Another system will approach Southwest and Central Virginia Friday. We could see some showers Friday, but the rain won’t be as robust or widespread as what we saw on Monday.

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