Flurries and breezes return Tuesday

Weak waves will bring mountain snow and gusty winds the next few days.
Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 5:37 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2021 at 10:35 PM EST
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  • Several disturbances bring mountain snow and wind
  • Near-normal temperatures

Any flurries should taper off tonight with skies remaining variably cloudy. Temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 20s to low 30s.


The jet stream looks to bring several more disturbances to our region Tuesday and Wednesday. This will likely keep clouds and light snow along the western sides of the mountains along the VA/NC border. Occasionally, winds will be strong enough to blow those snow showers over the mountains into the NRV, Highlands, and in rare cases, the Roanoke Valley.

Speaking of winds, these will turn gusty both Tuesday and Wednesday, reaching 20-30mph. Aside from the Much of the region will remain dry and partly cloudy with highs in the 30s and 40s.


A few models are showing another weak low tracking from Texas, through the Deep South, and off the coast of Georgia Thursday. As of now, models show much of this system staying to our south. Should it slip northward, we may see some light snow or wintry mix early Thursday morning.

If a southern storm could slip northward, we may see a light wintry mix.
If a southern storm could slip northward, we may see a light wintry mix.(WDBJ)