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Bitter cold air returns early this week

Flash freezing possible overnight
Front, rain exits this evening with cold air to follow
Published: Jan. 9, 2022 at 7:06 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 9, 2022 at 11:05 PM EST
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  • Cold air funnels in tonight
  • Slick spots possible Monday morning
  • Bitter cold start to the week

SUNDAY NIGHT

Rain has now exited our region with the front now to our east. Most areas picked up between 1/3 to 1/2″ of rain. With cold air behind the front funneling in, there is potential for a flash freeze. The highest risk would be to the west and on overpasses and bridges. Watch for slick spots into Monday morning.

Slicks spots possible on elevated roads and surfaces overnight.
Slicks spots possible on elevated roads and surfaces overnight.(WDBJ Weather)

Lows will fall into the 20s to near 30 overnight with gusty NW winds that could reach 30 mph.

MONDAY - TUESDAY

Another cold blast of arctic air returns after Sunday’s front with highs in the 20s and 30s Monday and Tuesday. Monday we could see some northwest winds gusting 20-25 mph. Overnight lows return to the teens early Tuesday.

Highs in the 20s and 30s Monday and Tuesday.
Highs in the 20s and 30s Monday and Tuesday.(WDBJ Weather)

REST OF THE WEEK

A warming trend will take place by the middle of the week with highs getting back to the 40s and 50s. A weak disturbance could swipe our area Thursday, but for now it looks likely dry through Friday. We’ll keep an eye on potential for another system next weekend. A wintry mix could be possible Friday night into Saturday morning. Check back for more updates on that!