Wet and mild Tuesday, cool down on the way

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A warm front to our south is helping showers develop in Southwest Virginia for the first half of the day. Isolated storms are not out of the question, so a few rumbles of thunder are possible. Rain chances will decrease after midday, but the overcast skies will remain. A few spotty showers may move through. Southwest winds will allow temperatures to warm up into the low 60s for the afternoon once more.

A cold front will sweep through the region Wednesday. While rain activity will not be as widespread as early Tuesday morning, a few showers will move through during the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will range from the upper 50s and into the low 60s.

A second cold front will impact Southwest Virginia for Thursday. Winds will get breezy and temperatures will be on the cooler side. The strongest winds will be along and west of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We’ll definitely feel the cold air Friday. The morning will start off with temperatures below the freezing mark across much of the region. Clouds will increase later in the day. Afternoon temperatures will be near-average, in the chilly 40s.

Moisture increases overnight Friday and into Saturday morning as a system approaches from the west. Depending on the temperatures in place, we could see the chance for some wintry mix. If enough cold air is wedged in place, then we’ll see the chance for snow, then shift to some sleet, then freezing rain then all rain. If temperatures are above the freezing mark, we’ll see more of a chance for rain.

GFS Model Run Init.: 5:00 a.m. January 14, 2020

We’ll know more about this system and what type of precipitation Southwest Virginia will see in the coming days. Stay with WFXR Pinpoint Weather for the latest updates.

Sunday will be drier, but cooler. Temperatures will be the 40s for the afternoon and it will be windy at times. MLK Day looks to be dry, but it will definitely feel like winter. High temperatures will mainly be in the 30s.


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