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Freeze Warnings issued for widespread Thursday morning freeze

Widespread frost/freeze Thursday/Friday morning
Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 3:55 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 9:34 PM EDT
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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

  • Lows around freezing tonight
  • Blustery and cool Thursday
  • Rain returns by the weekend

OVERNIGHT

Temperatures continue to fall tonight as the colder air rushes in with a gusty northwest wind. Lows slip anywhere from 28-33° by sunrise Thursday with a Freeze Warning in effect for the entire WDBJ7 corridor. In fact, millions will be dealing with either a frost or freeze the next few nights. Winds remain blustery with gusts overnight in the 20-30 mph range. This will lead to wind chills in the teens and 20s for many areas for the morning commute.

Freeze Warnings have been issued for the region until Thursday morning.
Freeze Warnings have been issued for the region until Thursday morning.(WDBJ)

THURSDAY

Aside from the sub-freezing morning temperatures, afternoon highs will also be much colder than average, only reaching the upper 40s to low 50s.

Be sure to bring your plants indoors again Thursday night and leave them indoors until Friday afternoon.

By Friday afternoon, high temperatures finally return to the mid 60s under partly sunny skies.

THE WEEKEND

Widespread rain returns to the area Saturday as a low pressure system moves out of the south. We’ll start the day out mostly dry with the wettest part of Saturday expected to be during the afternoon and evening, lasting into Sunday morning.

Rainfall totals are expected to be in the .25″ to .50″ range, and rainfall coverage should be widespread.

By late Sunday morning, and showers will exit with skies gradually clearing during the afternoon. It will turn breezy again with highs in the mid 60s.

Widespread rain returns to the area Saturday with the wettest part during the evening into...
Widespread rain returns to the area Saturday with the wettest part during the evening into Sunday morning.(WDBJ7)

WARMER NEXT WEEK

The northern jet stream retreats to the north allowing warmer temperatures to move back in. By Monday, we’re expecting highs to return to the low 70s, with even a few days in the 80s possible by mid week.

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