Forecast Last Updated at Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:52AM
Clouds to Rain to Colder
Skies become cloudy today. Rain develops tonight, possibly beginning late this afternoon. Temperatures are 10 degrees above seasonal norms today, but cold air returns Tuesday. Tuesday may start with a lingering shower. We'll get a glimpse of the sun Tuesday; however, a strong, cold NW flow develops. Clouds retake the region in that NW flow producing light snow or freezing drizzle Tuesday night into Wednesday morning followed by flurries. Winds become gusty Tuesday afternoon and remain so through Wednesday.
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Hi: 53 Lo: 39
Becoming cloudy; Rain Mon. night (possibly beginning late afternoon); South wind 5-15 mph, but gusts to 45 mph at higher elev's
Hi: 44 Lo: 25
An early AM shower possible; Turning colder; Nighttime snow flurries or freezing drizzle; West wind 10-20 mph, then NW Tue. night with gusts to 45 mph
Hi: 36 Lo: 23
Mostly cloudy; AM flurries or freezing drizzle, PM flurries; Colder; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 40 mph
Hi: 38 Lo: 24
Becoming mostly clear; Seasonal temperatures
Hi: 48 Lo: 33
Increasing PM clouds; Cool
Saturday - Cloudy; Cool; Blue Ridge fog; Light rain developing; Steadier rain Sat. night; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 30s
Sunday - Cloudy AM with showers; Decreasing PM clouds; Turning colder; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Prolonged arctic blasts are a thing of the past, but it is the heart of winter. A front moves through tonight with a secondary surge of colder air arriving Tuesday night.
Skies become cloudy today. Some light rain may arrive late today, but the bulk of the rain comes overnight. A lingering shower is possible Tuesday morning followed partial sunshine, increasing NW winds, and falling temperatures.
An increasingly moist NW flow will produce freezing drizzle and light snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning followed by flurries that may last into Wednesday evening. Accumulation-wise it's not a big deal; however, it will produce slick travel especially on the west side of the Appalachians. Wednesday is blustery and cold.
Thursday is quite chilly with clearing skies. Friday has moderating temperatures as high pressure shifts from the Eastern U. S. into the Atlantic. Friday night, a cool wedge forms in the Southern Appalachians increasing clouds.
The weekend looks less wet than I thought yesterday. Expect light rain developing Saturday with fog possible, especially along the Blue Ridge. Steadier rain arrives Saturday night into Sunday morning. A cold front moves through Sunday. Behind the front, we'll have decreasing clouds and colder temperatures again. A snow shower or snow flurries cannot be ruled out Sunday night.
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