Gusty winds overnight reached up to 50 mph in some spots, mainly along and west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Power outages were reported in portions of Southwest Virginia as well due to the high winds. The good news is winds will start to die down throughout the day Thursday. The Wind Advisory expired at 6 a.m. Thursday.
Snow showers will end towards Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties during the morning hours. Expect mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Winds will become light during the evening.
Light rain is possible as we head into Friday as a disturbance moves north of the Commonwealth. Higher rain chances are expected west in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. However, a few spotty showers could make their way east of the I-81 corridor. It won’t be a washout, but you might want to keep the umbrella on hand just in case.
Temperatures will be on the chilly side as we move into the weekend lows in the upper 20s to low 30s and highs in the mid 40s. Cloud cover will be variable, anywhere from mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions.
Rain returns to the forecast for the beginning of next week. Widespread rain is looking likely for Tuesday.