Pinpoint Weather: Cold and dry pattern to start the week, bitter cold wind chills in the mountains

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The region is drying out from the rain over the weekend as the temps spiked back into the 50s Sunday. Here are some of the rainfall totals from the weekend.

The mild air was short-lived as the overnight lows dipped back well below freezing regionwide and some pockets of black ice were possible.

The dry pattern will linger through the week with temps around normal for this time of year after Tomorrow. Lows tonight will be cold again and hit the middle to upper 30s Tuesday afternoon. Winds will relax as the day moves along except in the Highlands where a Wind Chill Advisory is in place for parts of Greenbrier, Highland, and Pocahontas counties overnight.

Sunny and dry Tuesday as high pressure takes control for a day or so. Look for the highs, after Tuesday, to be about right for mid-January as highs reach the upper 40s and lows will be in the upper 20s.  Late Wednesday we will see some clouds and some light snow will fall on the west-facing slopes of the Alleghany Mountains overnight into Thursday but this week will be remembered as a dry and sunny one for the most part.

As we head into the weekend there is an area of low pressure that we are keeping an eye on. This will track south of the Commonwealth (as of the latest model runs) but may provide us with some light snow or wintry mix late Saturday into Sunday.

Otherwise, enjoy the quiet pattern for now and stay warm.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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