Winter-like conditions return to end the week

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The cold front that moved through late Wednesday has brought colder air and windy conditions to Southwest Virginia.

Snow showers will start to taper off during the morning hours. Some slick spots are possible on roads and sidewalks, but our biggest concern are the gusty winds. A Wind Advisory is in effect for counties along and west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. West winds 15 – 30 mph are expected and gusts up to 50 mph are possible. The advisory is set to expire at 7:00 p.m. Grayson County is under a High Wind Warning until 7:00 p.m. as 60 mph gusts are possible. Keep both hands on the steering wheel as you hit the roads. These winds will push around vehicles, especially tractor-trailers and box trucks. Broken tree limbs and other miscellaneous may end up in the roadways, so stay alert.

It will feel more like winter for Thursday as temperatures only warm up into the upper 30s and low 40s for the afternoon. The blustery winds will make it feel even colder, so remember to bundle up. Expect mostly sunny skies throughout the day.

Another wave will impact the region on Friday. Light snow is possible in the mountains, while a few flurries and spotty rain/snow mix may move east of the Foothills. Little impacts are expected and it will still be cold. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 30s and low 40s for Friday and Saturday. Morning temperatures will be below the freezing mark, in the 20s and teens.

The weekend will be dry with plenty of sunshine. While little warming is slated for Saturday, and warming trend will start on Sunday. We’ll reach the 50s again for the afternoon. There will be a good deal of cloud cover on Monday as rain showers are expected to arrive later in the day. Rain is like for Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures reaching the 60s.

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