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More wind Tuesday followed by a few sub-freezing nights

The weather remains dry but very blustery Tuesday
Published: Nov. 16, 2020 at 3:51 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2020 at 7:50 PM EST
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  • Popular meteor shower peaks overnight
  • More strong wind on the way Tuesday
  • First nights in the 20s for some this season
  • Major warm up by the weekend

The wind will continue to gust into the evening, but will slowly subside late tonight, only to return Tuesday. Overnight lows get to the low/mid 30s early Tuesday under clear skies.

LEONID METEOR SHOWER

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

We will see another cold front move through Tuesday bringing gusty winds and even cooler air for Wednesday. Winds will increase again by late-morning Tuesday and linger into Tuesday night, gusting 30-40mph at times. While the forecast remains sunny and dry, there may be a few snow flurries in the mountains of West Virginia.

Strong winds return by late Tuesday morning into late evening.
Strong winds return by late Tuesday morning into late evening.(WDBJ)

Highs will be below average with the coldest day being Wednesday with highs only in the 40s to near 50°. The overnight temperatures will be the big story with lows easily getting into the 20s for most areas Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. In fact, this could be the week we finally see nights below 32° in Roanoke and Lynchburg which have yet to see freezing temperatures. The latest first night at/below freezing Lynchburg is November 16.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

Temperatures gradually begin to warm back up late this week under sunny skies. Afternoon highs reach the mid/upper 60s by Friday which lingers into the weekend.

THE WEEKEND

At this time the weekend forecast remains very quiet and unseasonably warm. Afternoon highs return to the upper 60s.

TROPICS

Major Hurricane Iota will make landfall in Nicaragua this evening with top winds near 140mph. This storm will cause catastrophic damaging and life threaten storm surge for Central America. It will move west through the next couple of days.

Hurricane Iota is now a major category 4 storm.
Hurricane Iota is now a major category 4 storm.(WDBJ)