Keeping an eye on a late-week wintry system

Dry weather continues for the next few days with seasonable temperatures
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 3:47 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 at 4:46 PM EST
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  • Cool, seasonable weather this week
  • Mountain snow Tuesday from a clipper system
  • Late week winter storm is possible


Skies remain partly cloudy after a quiet start to the week. Overnight temperatures will slip to the upper 20s to low 30s by sunrise.


A fast moving front will pass through on Tuesday bringing a chance of a rain/snow/sleet mix to the mountains and variably cloudy skies elsewhere. A brief period of snow from Lewisburg to Hot Springs may bring a coating to an inch or so for elevations above 3,500 feet. Highs reach the 40s.

The mountain locations may see an inch or so of snow along the VA/WV border counties.
The mountain locations may see an inch or so of snow along the VA/WV border counties.(WDBJ7)


Dry conditions look to linger for the middle of the week. Mostly sunny skies expected on Wednesday with increasing clouds on Thursday. High on both days in the 40s and low 50s.


Both long term models are indicating a stronger upper-level low will move south of, or directly over the region, Thursday night into Friday night. There’s still a lot that will need to be determined in terms of available cold air and track before forecast amounts could be projected. Taking various models at face value, it could be a disruptive, mainly snow event. We’ll keep you updated, so check back throughout the week.

TIMING: At this time, precipitation is expected to enter the area from the south, starting late Thursday, and spread across the area Thursday night into Friday.

Late week storm possible.
Late week storm possible.(Grey)