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More rain tonight with wintry weather early Monday

Beneficial rain and even some snow possible
Rain likely Saturday night with cold air by Monday
Published: Dec. 31, 2021 at 3:48 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2022 at 6:12 PM EST
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  • Front brings likely rain overnight
  • After wet start, dry and mild Sunday
  • Cold air changes rain to snow early Monday

Another round of rain arrives tonight with the front finally pushing through. The cold air will be delayed until Sunday night, but with another system moving along the front, rain could change over to snow into Monday morning.

TONIGHT

A line of showers are expected to move in overnight into early Sunday morning across our area. Periods of moderate to even heavy rain will be possible. Up to 0.5-1″ of rain will be possible by Sunday morning. At this time, severe weather looks unlikely with this line.

Front pushes line of showers overnight into early Monday.
Front pushes line of showers overnight into early Monday.(WDBJ Weather)

SUNDAY

Rain chances will taper off early on Sunday allowing for another dry and mild day with cloudy skies. Highs are expected to warm into the 60s again with a few 70s possible in the Piedmont. Records could be broken again.

Highs well above average with record warmth possible.
Highs well above average with record warmth possible.(WDBJ Weather)

SUNDAY NIGHT - MONDAY AM

Another system will develop to the south along the cold front which would open the door for potential snow as cold air catches up to what moisture remains. This would change over rain to snow from west to east Sunday night through Monday morning. Snow totals will likely be light given mild ground surface temperatures and a limited window. Still, measurable snow will be possible over many areas, especially west of the Blue Ridge. Stay tuned for the latest on this forecast throughout the weekend!

LOCATIONEXPECTED SNOW TOTAL
MOUNTAINS0.5″-2″
NEW RIVER VALLEY0.5″-2″
BLUE RIDGEC-1″
PIEDMONT0-C″
Cold air could catch up to moisture allowing for light snow totals Monday morning.
Cold air could catch up to moisture allowing for light snow totals Monday morning.(WDBJ Weather)

DROUGHT INDEX

The U.S. Drought Index shows the drought conditions are looking even worse for our area. The Moderate Drought has expanded all the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Severe Drought areas remain across the Southside. So, any rain we get this weekend would be very welcome for our region.

Here's the latest drought monitor for our region.
Here's the latest drought monitor for our region.(WDBJ Weather)