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Quiet weekend expected, followed by a couple winter storms

Nice sunshine through the weekend
Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 3:41 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2021 at 5:10 PM EST
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WEATHER HEADLINES

  • Blustery winds continue into Saturday
  • Quiet, seasonable weekend expected
  • Monday rain could start wintry for some

FRIDAY EVENING/NIGHT

It’s been a blustery day with gusts up to 45 mph. We’ll see winds slacken this evening some, but remain a bit breezy at times overnight. It’ll be a cold and clear night with lows falling into the teens and 20s.

SUSTAINED WINDS: 10-20 MPH, GUSTS: 20-30

SATURDAY - SUNDAY

Mother Nature is pulling through with a good-looking weekend forecast. We’ll start out Saturday with increasing sunshine and slightly cooler highs in the low 40s.

Highs in the 30s and 40s with plenty of sunshine.
Highs in the 30s and 40s with plenty of sunshine.(WDBJ Weather)

ACTIVE WEATHER NEXT WEEK

MONDAY: 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. Models have been trending wetter with Monday’s storm. However, there’s a chance the event may begin as a wintry mix early Monday in the mountains before transitioning over to a chilly rain. Highs on Monday should climb into the low to mid 40s.

A storm brings mainly rain to the area, but it may start as a wintry mix in the mountains.
A storm brings mainly rain to the area, but it may start as a wintry mix in the mountains.(WDBJ)

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY: After Monday’s soaker, we dry out for a day or so, but the active pattern remains in place. Clouds quickly enter Wednesday and depending on the timing, we could have another storm entering the region by late Wednesday night.

THURSDAY: Models are suggesting a significant low pressure system may develop, pushing moisture into the area. While there’s still plenty of time for things to change, several reliable models and their ensembles are hinting at the potential for a significant winter weather event.

Several computer models are hinting at a better chance of snow next Thursday.
Several computer models are hinting at a better chance of snow next Thursday.(WDBJ)

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