Dry, chilly Saturday followed by a Sunday mountain mix
A wintry mix is possible in the mountains early Sunday morning
The chilly weather continues into the weekend with lows tonight in the 20s along with frost to start Saturday. Clouds will continue this weekend with cool temperatures. There is a chance of a stray rain or snow shower early Sunday before we dry out again next week. Our next decent chance of precipitation will come Christmas Eve with a strong cold front.
We’re looking at a quiet weather day Saturday with variably cloudy skies and highs in the low 40s for most areas.
Late Saturday night, a front will approach from the west leading to light snow showers and flurries for the higher elevations early Sunday morning. Some areas may wake to a dusting, but where it does happen to fall, accumulation would generally be under 1″.
At the same time, an area of low pressure will move up from the Gulf and into the Atlantic Ocean. The system may skirt the edge of our area early Sunday as the front moves through bringing rainfall to areas across the Southside, to perhaps as far north as even the Roanoke Valley.
Models have been back and forth on the northern extent but something to watch for now. Sunday temperatures return to the 40s.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY
We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds Monday and as a weak system passes through the region we could pick up a stray shower. More sunshine builds in Tuesday and Wednesday. Our highs will also rebound back into the low to mid 50s.
WHITE CHRISTMAS CHANCES
A strong cold front appears likely Wednesday into Thursday which will likely mean a big cool down just in time for the holiday. As for our White Christmas chances, for most it appears low, but western mountains do have a slightly better chance.