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Strong front brings rain and cold air to the region

Rain and storms are possible Wednesday.
Published: Mar. 30, 2021 at 3:52 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2021 at 5:13 PM EDT
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HEADLINES

  • Clouds increase tonight
  • Flash Flood Watch goes into effect on Wednesday morning
  • Heavy rain and a few storms are possible
  • Colder and windy for the end of the week

TONIGHT

Humidity will increase overnight and clouds will continue to spread into the region ahead of our next front. By the early morning hours areas of patchy fog will be possible along with a few light showers. Lows dip into the 40s and 50s overnight.

WEDNESDAY

Moderate to heavy rain will spread into western portions of our region during the morning commute ahead of our next front. The rain will continue to spread to the 81 corridor by mid to late morning and into counties east of the Blue Ridge for the afternoon. Some storms could develop for the afternoon hours as the front moves through.

A Flash Flood Watch will begin at 6AM on Wednesday morning.
A Flash Flood Watch will begin at 6AM on Wednesday morning.(WDBJ Weather)

We could even see an isolated strong to severe storm for counties highlighted in green below. The main threat from any storms that do develop would be strong damaging wind gusts and localized flash flooding.

SPC Outlook for Wednesday
SPC Outlook for Wednesday(WDBJ Weather)
Strong storm could produce heavy rain and high winds.
Strong storm could produce heavy rain and high winds.(WDBJ Weather)

Heavy rain is our greatest threat. Much of the region will see .5-1″ of rain with some locations seeing higher amounts near thunderstorms.

Heavy rain is likely as our next front moves through on Wednesday.
Heavy rain is likely as our next front moves through on Wednesday.(WDBJ Weather)

Expect unseasonably cool air to follow Thursday and Friday bringing lows back into the 20s/30s and highs in the 40s/50s. Winds will also be gusty behind the front and could gust 30-40 mph on Thursday.

Cold temperatures return later this week.
Cold temperatures return later this week.(WDBJ)

Your Easter weekend is looking nice and sunny as our high temperatures return to the 60s and 70s.

We warm back up this weekend as highs get back into the 70s.
We warm back up this weekend as highs get back into the 70s.(WDBJ)

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