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Cold and blustery with an overnight refreeze

Gusty winds make it feel like the teens and single digits early Tuesday
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 5:29 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2022 at 8:31 PM EST
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OVERNIGHT: With overnight temperatures in the 20s, road conditions could be terrible once again with blowing and drifting snow coming back out into the roads. Not to mention, anything that melted during the day will refreeze overnight. Winds will slowly weaken, but not likely turn calm until later Tuesday.

THIS WEEK

An overnight freeze can be expected each night through the week, turning any melted snow on the roads and sidewalks back into ice.

We remain partly sunny with a slight warming trend Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the low/mid 40s.

A cold front will bring rain showers Wednesday night which may change to snow as the system...
A cold front will bring rain showers Wednesday night which may change to snow as the system exits.(WDBJ7)

WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY

By midweek, a strong cold front will enter the region bringing scattered rain showers late Wednesday evening. As temperatures plummet behind the front Wednesday night a change from rain to snow is possible early Thursday morning in the mountains. We’re not expecting much wintry weather from this system, but it sets the stage for our late-week storm.

Much colder air arrives behind the front Thursday and Friday with highs only in the 30s Thursday and the 20s Friday.

Very cold air expected by the end of the week.
Very cold air expected by the end of the week.(WDBJ Weather)

TOO SOON? ANOTHER WINTER STORM?

The same front that brings showers earlier in the week is expected to stall along the coast. Models suggest a several areas of low pressure could develop along it which may bring the Mid-Atlantic additional chances of wintry weather. It’s still much too early for specifics, but this again looks like it may be another mixed precipitation event.

DATES TO WATCHWHAT WE’RE WATCHINGCONFIDENCE
Wednesday night into early ThursdayCold front brings rain showers and potential for mountain snow. Colder air follows.Moderate to High
Late Friday into SaturdayA southern storm may impact the Mid-Atlantic with snow or mixIncreasing that it will occur
We're keeping an eye on a stalled front and low pressure which may bring more wintry weather...
We're keeping an eye on a stalled front and low pressure which may bring more wintry weather late in the week.(WDBJ7)