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Early morning mix for some Thursday

Strong gusts and cold air will mean low wind chills
Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 3:32 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2021 at 8:12 PM EST
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Winds nearly reached 50 mph in some areas Wednesday and while the worst of it is behind us, it will remain a bit breezy into the evening before settling down overnight. Skies return to partly cloudy status with lows in the mid/upper 20s. Our next disturbance arrives late tonight which may bring a wintry mix to our western counties early Thursday.

THURSDAY

Another disturbance will approach from the southwest early Thursday morning bringing light precipitation to areas west of Interstate 77 between 5 AM and 9 AM. It will also throw some clouds and and flurries to other areas, but little else in terms of precipitation. Winds will turn gusty around lunchtime, but not as strong as what we dealt with on Wednesday, reaching 20-30mph.

Light snow showers are possible for the morning commute, west of the Interstate 77 corridor.
Light snow showers are possible for the morning commute, west of the Interstate 77 corridor.(WDBJ7)

FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY

The weekend appears as “normal” as the weather can get around here in January. Highs in the 40s and lows near freezing. Skies remain sunny with a few clouds.

ACTIVE WEATHER NEXT WEEK

After a dry stretch, the weather turns much more active next week. A storm moving out of the deep south toward the northeast will cross the area Monday into Monday night. The timing, track and temperatures will play a big role in what we see. At this point, models have been trending more wet than wintry. However, a a brief period of snow, sleet and freezing rain appears possible Monday morning before changing over to all rain in the afternoon.

Should the atmosphere remain colder, we could potentially be seeing more of a snow-maker. Time will tell.

While there's nothing specific at this point, we're keeping an eye on several systems that...
While there's nothing specific at this point, we're keeping an eye on several systems that could bring precipitation next week.(WDBJ7)