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Isolated morning mix Wednesday with a quick-moving front

Possible rain and snow mix Wednesday morning
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 3:43 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2021 at 7:17 PM EST
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  • Brief sleet/snow/rain mix Wednesday morning
  • Most areas remain dry
  • Wetter system for the weekend

WEDNESDAY

An area of high pressure will arrive behind the front which will introduce cooler air that lingers through the middle of the week. Highs through Thursday only reach the 30s in the Highlands and mid/upper 40s elsewhere.

Tuesday night, a cold front will get pushed toward the region. Models have been trending slower on the timing of the precipitation and much lighter on precipitation amounts. In fact, many areas may be hard-pressed to see much of anything. Questions still remain on the temperature profile at the time the precipitation arrives Wednesday morning. A few areas may have enough cold air to change some of the rain showers to snow/sleet in the higher elevations between 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

At this time, it’s unlikely areas south of Route 460 would see any wintry weather (snow/sleet). The Highlands and Greenbrier would have the best chance of seeing a light wintry mix in the grassy areas. Roads will be above freezing.

  • Most of the moisture remains in the Carolinas
  • Drier air evaporates much of our precipitation
  • Warm ground melts anything that does fall
A few rain/snow/sleet showers are possible between 5am and 10am. Most remain dry.
A few rain/snow/sleet showers are possible between 5am and 10am. Most remain dry.(WDBJ)

By midday, any precipitation is long gone, with increasing sunshine and afternoon highs in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY

The midweek cold front will keep temperatures on the colder side for Thursday with highs in the mid 40s along with gusty winds and sunshine.

FRIDAY

A warm front will push through Friday with afternoon highs climbing into the 50s along with lots of clouds. There may be enough lift for a stray shower during the afternoon, but nothing as widespread as what we’ll see over the weekend.

A few showers are possible Friday along with lots of clouds.
A few showers are possible Friday along with lots of clouds.(WDBJ)

SATURDAY • SUNDAY

A stronger front will enter the region with a better chance of rain late Saturday afternoon which linand Sunday. Afternoon highs will reach the 60s Saturday, cooling to the 50s Sunday. We’ll have more info on rain totals and specific timing by midweek.

More rain showers head our way this weekend.
More rain showers head our way this weekend.(WDBJ Weather)