Pinpoint Weather: Winds relax as the region prepares for a dry and chilly pattern this weekend
The winds have been howling since last night and should be relaxing moving forward toward the overnight time frame. There will be a weak disturbance pushing forward into the SW corner of the Commonwealth early Thursday with mainly snow and a few periods of a wintry mix. All this will be before noon and should only impact the NRV and Mountain Empire. There should be a good deal of cloud cover early than partial clearing is likely.
Once the skies clear on Thursday we should be moving into a dry and cool period. The temps will be fairly consistent in the middle 40s to low 50s. Winds will be noticeable on Thursday but for the most part may not require any more advisories, but as always will be monitored closely to keep you safe and informed.
Friday will be dry and cool with plenty of sunshine as the flow of air will be generally west to east. The dry pattern is expected to continue into Saturday and Sunday as little change is expected other than a few degrees plus or minus.
The next chance for us to see widespread rain will be on Monday as a disturbance is slated to arrive from the southwest. This will be a rain event for the Commonwealth, but some of the higher elevated locations may see some sleet and or freezing rain. The computer models are a bit conflicted on the type of precipitation, but will start to come together shortly and as we get closer to Monday.
The wet pattern should linger into Tuesday and may be more of a wintry mix than an all-rain event. Still under construction, this forecast will be constantly updated when new information arrives.