Dry tonight, but rain chances increase Wednesday

Showers return by mid-week
Published: Mar. 15, 2022 at 3:47 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2022 at 3:41 PM EDT
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  • Highs fluctuate in the 60s and 70s this week
  • Increasing clouds Wednesday leads to rain developing
  • Drier by the afternoon on St. Patrick’s Day

TONIGHT

Expect clear skies with temperatures ranging in the 30s and 40s overnight.

WEDNESDAY

By Wednesday a southern system will move through the southeastern part of the U.S. This will bring clouds and rain chances back into the region Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Some lingering showers are possible around lunchtime Thursday, but most should be dry. Higher rain totals will be to the south and over the Piedmont. Rain totals across the viewing area will be around 0.50-1 inch with isolated higher amounts possible.

Rain creeps in Wednesday afternoon and continues into Thursday morning. Isolated heavy...
Rain creeps in Wednesday afternoon and continues into Thursday morning. Isolated heavy downpours are possible.(WDBJ7)

Temperatures Wednesday will be slightly cooler than today thanks to an increase in cloud cover and those showers building in. Expect highs to be in the low-mid 60s for most. Overnight lows into Thursday morning will be mild in the mid-upper 40s.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

After the rain showers Thursday morning we will see clouds decrease some leading to partly cloudy conditions by the evening. Our highs on Thursday climb back into the mid and upper 60s. Lows will mimic Wednesday nights in the mid-upper 40s. A system approaches Friday bringing back a few showers overnight. These showers will hold into Saturday morning.

THIS WEEKEND

Most of the weekend we will be considered dry after Saturday morning. The first day of Spring is this Sunday! Projected temperatures are forecast to remain warmer than normal with highs heading into the mid 60s for most.

The Vernal Equinox is this Sunday. Official time is 11:33 AM.
The Vernal Equinox is this Sunday. Official time is 11:33 AM.(WDBJ7)