Spotty showers for Wednesday, wintry weather possible Saturday

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Mild temperatures won’t stick around much longer, and Southwest Virginia could see some wintry weather for the beginning of the weekend.

Clouds are still hanging around Southwest Virginia for Wednesday. Pockets of dense fog developed overnight in portions of the region. Some of this fog will linger into the morning commute, so use caution while traveling.

A front to our south and a system to our west will trigger some spotty showers. While the coverage won’t be widespread like Tuesday morning, you may want to keep the umbrella on hand just in case. Daytime high temperatures will reach the upper 50s and low 60s.

Once this system moves through, winds will increase for Thursday. Cold air will begin to filter in and temperatures will drop during the afternoon. Skies will be mostly sunny overhead and many locations will, at least, warm up into the upper 40s/low 50s.

Get ready to bundle up for Friday! Much of Southwest Virginia will experience morning temperatures in the 20s. Clouds will increase throughout the day as another system approaches the region. The mild temperatures are gone as high are forecast to be near-average, reaching the 40s.

A system to our west will bring the chance for wintry precipitation. With cold air wedged in place, we’ll likely see a mix of wintry weather. This will start as snow, transitioning over the sleet and/or freezing rain, and over to all rain. The best chance for this frozen precipitation will be west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The timing and totals associated with this system is still a bit uncertain. WFXR Pinpoint Weather is keeping an eye on the models as new information comes in. This isn’t expected to be a major storm, but it could lead to slippery conditions.

Snow showers are possible along west-facing slopes Sunday morning, but much of the region will notice skies clearing overhead. Winds will pick up, and more cold air will move in. Expect high temperatures in the low to mid 40s.

Another blast of cold air will make it feel like winter as we head into Monday and Tuesday. We’ll be dry for MLK Day and Tuesday, but high temperatures will generally reach the 30s. Those mild temperatures will be a distant memory as winter returns to Southwest Virginia.


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