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Widespread rain likely Saturday with strong front

Isolated severe storm along Saturday’s front
Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 3:49 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2021 at 6:52 PM EST
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  • Few showers through this evening
  • Very mild tonight into Saturday
  • Strong front Saturday evening

FRIDAY

Showers have tapered off this evening. Expect very mild weather this evening into the night with lows falling only into the upper 40s to low 50s.

SATURDAY

A cold front will bring a line of showers and even isolated storms into the region Saturday. The best chances of rain will be mid-afternoon Saturday in the NRV, through just after midnight Sunday in the Southside.

Rainfall amounts will go down as the front crosses the area with the highest totals across the mountains which may be up to .50″ and much lighter totals around .25″ across the southside. Any thunderstorms could bring slightly higher totals. Winds will also remain gusty through the day, reaching 20-30 mph at times, especially as the front moves through.

There is a marginal risk of severe with given the possibility of damaging winds within any storm that develops. The highest risk will be east of the Blue Ridge in the evening hours.

More widespread rain moves through on Saturday.
More widespread rain moves through on Saturday.(WDBJ Weather)

Any parades after lunchtime will need to closely monitor conditions.

Here's a look at the timing of showers on Saturday.
Here's a look at the timing of showers on Saturday.(WDBJ Weather)

SUNDAY

With the front to our east by Sunday morning, we can expect sunshine to increase through the day. Dry, gusty northwest winds will bring the cooler air back into town. Afternoon highs only reach the upper 40s to low 50s which is closer to December normals.