Tracking colder air plus some rain and even light snow

Lingering moisture hangs around for the next few days
Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2022 at 4:05 PM EDT
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  • Stray rain tonight
  • Low temperatures drop into the 30s this weekend
  • Rain plus some light snow possible Friday night into Saturday

TONIGHT

For the rest of this evening expect drier conditions with a mix of partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. Lows tonight will be near normal with a mix of 30s and 40s. A stray shower can’t be completely ruled out tonight, but most will remain dry.

Lows tonight will be considered seasonable in the 30s and 40s.
Lows tonight will be considered seasonable in the 30s and 40s.(WDBJ7)

FRIDAY

An area of cold air aloft will move overhead Friday. This may help bring some snow showers to the West Virginia mountains and a few spotty rain showers elsewhere. Any precipitation will start in the afternoon and continue into Saturday. With the low freezing level, even some of the weaker showers may contain some small hail and or graupel, but hail size should remain below severe limits. Afternoon highs Friday will be in the mid to upper 50s with gusty winds around 20 MPH.

Friday evening, an upper-level disturbance will move overhead with the potential for rain mixed with a few snow showers. For us, we could see some snow mixed in with the rain mainly for areas near and along I-77. However, any accumulating snow would be in the highest elevations of West Virginia, but some snow could spill over along the West Virginia/Virginia line.

Lingering moisture thanks to an upper level low will continue to bring spotty showers...
Lingering moisture thanks to an upper level low will continue to bring spotty showers throughout Friday and Saturday.(WDBJ7)

THE WEEKEND

We turn much cooler and breezy for the Martinsville race weekend with highs in the mid-upper 50s. It will be dry with chilly lows in the 30s. There could be the potential for frost in some areas on Sunday morning.

Going to be cooler than normal for this weekend. Should remain mostly dry with a few stray...
Going to be cooler than normal for this weekend. Should remain mostly dry with a few stray showers possible on Saturday.(WDBJ7)

No frost or freeze products will be issued by the National Weather Service until April 11th (only for our eastern counties) because we aren’t officially in the spring growing season yet, but if you got that garden started early make sure you protect your plants from Friday night into Monday morning.

Here's a look at the typical date for the last spring freeze. We won't see the National Weather...
Here's a look at the typical date for the last spring freeze. We won't see the National Weather Service post frost/freeze products until about mid April.(WDBJ7)