Wintry mix possible for some into Monday morning

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Overnight, we should see clouds increase with a few showers possible in our western and northern communities. A few locations will likely see a wintry mix develop – but mostly in areas where elevation is higher. Specifically, travel along parts of Route 220 from near Hot Springs into Highland County; Route 39 from Marlinton to near Goshen; Route 250 from Durban to near McDowell; and Route 219 from near Lewisburg through Valley Head and beyond could all have slick roads Monday morning.

All other areas should remain above freezing so rain can be expected.

We can still expect rain to linger into Tuesday morning before we start to dry out. Then, winds are expected to increase as temperatures fall through the day. Not too sure winds will gust up to “Wind Advisory” criteria, but the winds will certainly be noticeable.

The rest of the week looks dry ahead of our next chance for some precipitation expected to come in on Saturday. Right now, models are hinting at most of the region having some sort of wintry mix possible at the onset of the system, but a transition to rain does appear to be likely, but again, that’s still nearly a week away which gives us plenty of time to continue to monitor forecast trends.

Temperatures this upcoming week will start out nice. Even into Monday morning, 40s and 50s should be widespread.

As the storm system departs on Tuesday morning, temperatures are expected to drop from the 50s down into the 30s and 40s through the afternoon. Then, we remain a few degrees below normal lasting through the rest of the week.

Roanoke’s Normal High: 48F
Roanoke’s Normal Low: 30F

I’ll have a full update on the forecast for where you live tonight on WFXR News First at Ten.

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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