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Coldest overnight lows in years

Temperatures fall into the single digits and teens
Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 3:45 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2022 at 7:20 PM EST
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  • Frigid weather through Saturday
  • Lows fall to single digits and teens tonight
  • Next front to bring rain Sunday

Tonight’s lows will be downright cold thanks to clear skies and a strong high pressure system directly overhead. Lows will plummet into the single digits and teens. Winds will remain light, but any breeze will make it extremely dangerous. This will be the coldest night many areas have seen since 2019.

Lows fall into the single digits and teens overnight.
Lows fall into the single digits and teens overnight.(WDBJ Weather)

THIS WEEKEND

After a chilly start to the weekend, highs will warm back to above freezing for areas outside of the mountains on Saturday thanks to a shift in winds and sunshine. Highs will warm into the mid to upper 30s.

On Sunday, our next front approaches. We could see some light frozen precipitation early Sunday morning in the Highlands and Greenbrier Valley and areas along the Interstate 64 corridor. By the afternoon, the main line of rain moves through and lingers into the evening. Everyone gets soaked with the Sunday front. Totals should reach .25″ to .50″ around the region before rain tapers off around midnight.

Mostly rain expected this time, but some freezing rain possible in the mountains.
Mostly rain expected this time, but some freezing rain possible in the mountains.(WDBJ Weather)

NEXT WEEK

Another cold blast of arctic air returns after Sunday’s front with highs in the low 30s Monday and Tuesday. Overnight lows return to the teens early Tuesday. A warming trend will take place by the middle of the week with highs getting back to the 40s.