The rain and mist is expected to taper off tonight but the wind will pick up and the temps will drop.

There is a Wind Advisory for portions of the viewing area until Friday afternoon with sustained winds expected in the 15 – 25 mph range and gusts near 50.

A more “January-like” feel is expected to return to the Commonwealth starting tonight and will stick around for a while.

Dry and brisk conditions Friday will also bring the opportunity for us to see a decent amount of mountain snow. Not much past the spine of the Appalachian Range, but enough to be concerned if you are traveling west on 64 toward West Virginia, or north on 77 toward Charleston.

The National Weather Service out of Charleston has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Pocahontas County starting Friday morning and ending just after midnight.

Saturday will be on the quiet side as high pressure moves overhead. Winds relax but temps stay chilly.

Sunday will be a rainy day off and on with the temperatures cold enough to generate some freezing rain in the NRV and the Highlands.  Icy roads are likely Sunday afternoon and into the evening so allow extra time to get to your destination.

We dry out to start the new work week, but rain is slated to return on Tuesday night and last through the day Wednesday.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist