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Late-week nor’easter brings more snow to the region

Cold, Arctic air to end the week with a shot of snow
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 3:46 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 5:08 PM EST
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  • Much colder air moves in today
  • Even cold tonight with single digit lows
  • Another possible storm to end the week

TONIGHT

No weather worries tonight with partly cloudy skies and lows in the 20s. Winds remain light with some frost possible in the morning.

Lows fall into single digits and teens tonight under clear skies.
Lows fall into single digits and teens tonight under clear skies.(WDBJ Weather)

THURSDAY

Colder weather settles in for today and Thursday under mostly sunny conditions. Highs only reach the low to mid 30s during the afternoon. We’ll continue to see mostly sunny skies into Thursday as well as more chilly air. Lows slip to the 20s overnight.

Highs in the 30s and 40s with a chance of snow late Friday.
Highs in the 30s and 40s with a chance of snow late Friday.(WDBJ Weather)

FRIDAY

Yet another storm system is heading up the east coast from the south. At the same time, a cold front enters from the west bringing an additional shot of cold air. As these two systems “phase,” or merge together nearby, the region will see more wintry weather starting Friday afternoon and lingering into Friday night. This system should remain just far enough away that we’d get a brief, minor snow event. However, a few inches would still cause travel issues. We’d avoid the full-fledged “storm” which is likely to impact the northeast.

Several inches of snowfall is possible Friday into Friday night as a front moves through.
Several inches of snowfall is possible Friday into Friday night as a front moves through.(WDBJ7)
LIGHT SNOWGenerally 1-3″ possible; Locally higher along the mountain ridges
TIMINGMid-afternoon Friday, ending before sunrise Saturday.
WINDWinds turn gusty early Saturday as the storm strengthens
TEMPERATURESCold temps. will maintain slick spots and covered roads; Low wind chills over the weekend.

THE WEEKEND

Behind the nor’easter, the cold air gets “pulled in” with highs Saturday and Sunday only reaching the low-mid 30s. It will also get blustery. No additional snow is expected this weekend although roads will likely remain slick due to the extremely cold conditions.