Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:19PM
Colder & Blustery; Snow Showers
Colder air is settling in as temperatures continue to fall this evening as a strong west to northwest wind kicks into gear. A reinforcing shot of cold air arrives tonight with a period of flurries and snow showers, which could transition to some light freezing rain or drizzle overnight before changing back over again to snow showers. There's not much moisture so we don't expect more than a dusting to about 1" at the very most for the higher elevations. Flurries and mountaintop snow showers continue Wednesday, but temperatures are marginal and keep it to novelty level excitement. Brighter skies and less cold conditions resume Thursday and Friday.
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Hi: 48 Lo: 26
Cloudy; Flurries & showers developing late this evening, maybe a brief transition to light freezing rain or drizzle overnight; NW wind 15-25 mph with gusts to 45 mph
Hi: 36 Lo: 23
Mostly cloudy; Daytime flurries or snow showers; Colder; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 40 mph
Hi: 41 Lo: 25
Becoming mostly clear; Seasonal temperatures; NW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 47 Lo: 32
Increasing PM clouds; Cool
Hi: 46 Lo: 40
Cloudy; Cool; Blue Ridge fog; Light rain or drizzle developing late; Steadier rain Sat. night
Sunday - Cloudy with showers; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Monday - Decreasing clouds; Turning colder; High in the mid 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Monday night's cold front has paved the way for the colder air settling in this evening. A gusty west wind picked up earlier today ushering in falling afternoon temperatures. Winds turn northwesterly tonight.
Very modest amounts of low level moisture arrives tonight on an increasingly brisk northwest wind. Snow showers and flurries develop late this evening or early tonight, and we could go through a quick spell of freezing rain or drizzle before transitioning back to flurries and snow showers overnight. Add a healthy dose of rime ice for the ridges. It won't be much, but this kind of thing can make for sneaky slick roadways.
Flurries and mountaintop snow showers stick around Wednesday, possibly into the evening hours. It's a "show and tell" deal as most of us get several degrees above freezing tomorrow.
High pressure takes hold Thursday and Friday leading to rebounding temperatures and ample sunshine. The high then wedges down the eastern flanks of the Appalachians Saturday as low pressure begins to eject north from the Gulf. Light rain or drizzle/fog develops late Saturday with steadier rain arriving overnight and continuing Sunday ahead of an approaching front. As the front passes to the east Monday morning flurries or snow showers are not out of the question before drying out.
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