It was a dry and sunny Sunday across Southwest and Central Virginia. For the most part, much of the region will continue to experience this quiet weather pattern for the next few days, although temperatures will fluctuate.
Overnight temperatures will fall into the freezing low 30s and upper 20s, so any lingering moisture on roads and sidewalks may turn into ice again. Use caution when heading out the door Monday morning. A weak cold front will sweep into the region early Monday, and the west-facing slopes of Pocahontas, Greenbrier (WV), and Highland (VA) counties may see a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain, and light rain. The rest of the region will see variable cloud cover for the start of the workweek. High temperatures will be slightly warmer, reaching the low to mid 50s in Central Virginia, Southside, and the Roanoke Valley. The Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley can expect highs in the 40s.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry and chilly. Afternoon high temperatures will return to the 40s. While plentiful sunshine is in the forecast for Tuesday, skies become mostly cloudy on Wednesday. This is ahead of our next rainmaker.
The end of 2020 and the start of 2021 look to be wet and mild. Scattered showers will move in Thursday with our greatest chance for widespread rain slated for the evening hours and into Friday. Models are suggesting we could see anywhere from 1 – 2″ of rainfall. If you have any plans when it comes to celebrating the new year, just keep in mind that rain is likely and prepare for wet weather.
High temperatures will warm up into the upper 50s and low 60s for Thursday and Friday before highs in the 40s and 50s return for the first weekend of the new year.
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