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Winds increase with refreeze overnight

Significant ice accumulation may cause travel problems into Thursday morning.
Published: Dec. 15, 2020 at 3:57 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2020 at 10:57 PM EST
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Ice amounts have been impressive today with freezing rain reaching .25″ or above on the trees and power lines. Our large winter storm has finally exited with precipitation now over. Power outages are possible tonight as winds increase. We’re also looking at a refreeze overnight with lows near the freezing mark.

TONIGHT

An evening snow burst brought many their first inch of snow this season.
An evening snow burst brought many their first inch of snow this season.(WDBJ Weather)

A couple of hazards are possible tonight including gusty winds along higher elevations in areas that saw freezing rain. This could lead to scattered power outages into Thursday morning.

Another hazard could come from temperatures that will dip to or slightly below freezing in many areas tonight. That may lead to any leftover water freezing out on the roads as you’re headed out early Thursday morning. Take your time on the roads if you must drive.

THE REST OF THE WEEK

Cold air looks to remain in place into the weekend with a good amount of sunshine. Highs will linger in the 30s and 40s with lows in the teens and 20s. We could see a stray shower Sunday.