Pinpoint Weather: Final week of 2021 trends unseasonably warm but rain chances increase through the week

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Welcome to the final week of 2021…

…it’s just not going to be feeling like it’s the end of the year.

The entire week looks above normal. Monday will be the coolest day as highs range from the upper 40s to the upper 50s across the area.

Through the week, a series of fronts will traverse the country.

In the mountains, some isolated showers will be possible as a cold front transitions into a warm front and will park itself over the region as we get into the middle part of the week.

With that, a risk of some isolated showers will continue Monday night and into Tuesday – mainly in to the mountains of the Highlands, though a few isolated showers will be possible into the western NRV as well.

By Wednesday, though, showers become more widespread. We can’t even rule out a few thunderstorms possible.

Into Thursday, that front will finally exit the region with a few showers possible on the back end of the front’s passage.

Friday looks to be a dry day across the region.

Into next weekend (the first weekend of 2022), we look to return to more unsettled weather as off-and-on showers will again become possible.

Now, as far as temperatures this week:

Yes, Monday will be cooler, but those cooler temperatures won’t last long. By Tuesday, we’re warming a good 10-15 degrees as highs will likely range from the upper 50s in the mountains of the Alleghany Highlands into the 60s elsewhere – maybe even close to 70 into parts of Southside.

Wednesday looks to see temperatures even a few degrees warmer.

By Thursday, temperatures will cool off a few degrees, but will still be well-above where we should be for this time of year as highs will likely range from the 50s in the mountains to the 60s further east.

Friday’s temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Thursday’s, but again, we’re still looking well-above where we should be for this time of year.

Into next weekend, temperatures will continue losing a few degrees each day.

Looking beyond the 7-day, we are looking for temperatures to return a bit closer to where we should be for this time of year. We’re still looking above normal…just not as much above normal. Also, we expect an increase chance of moisture as we head into the first week of January as well, which will certainly help out drought situation!

Gary Boyer

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