Cool, damp Wednesday ahead of another strong cold front

More rain on the way late Thursday evening
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 3:51 AM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 6:27 PM EDT
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  • Clouds linger overnight, Wednesday
  • Next front brings storms Thursday evening
  • Weekend may remain unsettled

Temperatures remain cool with lingering clouds into the evening. Any showers would be isolated this evening with drizzle possible overnight with lows in the 50s.


Wednesday is likely the driest day of the week with high pressure briefly building in. We’ll remain cooler than average with highs in the upper 60s, but we’ll continue to see a good amount of clouds. This should be ideal for outdoor graduations.

Mostly cloudy, but fairly dry.
Mostly cloudy, but fairly dry.(WDBJ Weather)


The day begins with a mix of clouds and sun. This helps temperatures return to the low 70s. Our next cold front will approach the region by Thursday evening with a line of showers and storms ahead of it. Depending on how much sun we see, the storms may end up being strong.


Our next strong, slow-moving cold front will likely bring more numerous storms and heavy rain Thursday evening into Friday. Since the ground will be wet from early-week rain, flooding could become more of a concern. An

Our next slow-moving cold front could bring an additional 1-3" of rain late Thursday into Friday.
Our next slow-moving cold front could bring an additional 1-3" of rain late Thursday into Friday.(WDBJ7)


There’s still some uncertainty in regards to a totally dry weekend. Showers and storms could be scattered throughout the mid-Atlantic this weekend should the upper-low linger as models suggest. However, if the low moves away faster, then rain chances might be lower. We’ll have more confidence as the week goes on. Temperatures warm to the low 80s.