April snow showers expected for some of us into Saturday

Upper level low brings rain/snow and colder temperatures
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2022 at 7:02 PM EDT
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  • Scattered showers overnight
  • Snow develops in the mountains
  • Breezes linger into the weekend

THIS EVENING

An upper-level disturbance will move overhead bringing colder temperatures and the potential for snow mixed with rain. Precipitation will continue to hover around throughout the day on Saturday.

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, mainly looking at Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, but some snow could spill over along the West Virginia/Virginia line. The spotty snow showers will remain present overnight Saturday and should wrap up by Sunday morning.

Heaviest of snow/accumulation will be in the mountains of WV, but for areas west of the Blue...
Heaviest of snow/accumulation will be in the mountains of WV, but for areas west of the Blue Ridge we could see a light dusting Saturday morning.(WDBJ7)

THE WEEKEND

A northwest flow sets the stage for Saturday and Sunday keeping us cooler than normal. Highs will hold in the mid-upper 50s with wind gusts around 20-30 MPH. Spotty rain/snow is possible on Saturday with drier conditions building in for Sunday.

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)

Low temperatures will be falling into the 30s. If the winds calm down enough Friday night into Saturday then we could see some patchy frost/freeze develop. Same conditions could develop into Sunday morning too.

The next three mornings are going to be chilly! Frost/freeze is possible.
The next three mornings are going to be chilly! Frost/freeze is possible.(WDBJ7)

Keep in mind that 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)

LOOKING AHEAD

Next week is shaping up to be warmer than normal with highs rebounding back into the 70s and 80s starting as early as Monday. We hold onto the warmer temperatures for much of next week.

Next week is shaping up to be warmer than normal for us!
Next week is shaping up to be warmer than normal for us!(WDBJ7)