Cold rain showers hold throughout this evening
Reduced visibility and ponding on roadways are possible
- Cold rain (spotty ice) exits before midnight
- Drying out, but becoming breezy starting Wednesday
- Temperatures remain colder than normal through this weekend
While most areas picked up .50″ to 1” of rain Tuesday, there were some hometowns in the higher elevations that did manage to see some icicles on the trees and elevated objects. Several photos came in showing ice in Floyd, Bluefield and along the Alleghany Highlands.
The cold rain will continue to fall through the evening with temperatures hovering in the mid 30s. We’ll see that rain move out before midnight with drier conditions entering before daybreak. Overnight lows will drop to the upper 30s to low 40s by sunrise Wednesday.
REST OF THIS WEEK
Dry weather returns for most of our hometowns on Wednesday. Some flurries or snow showers are possible for areas near the WV/VA state line Wednesday and Thursday AM thanks to the northwest wind direction, but most will see the sun building back in for the rest of the week.
Even with the sun shining we will stay much colder than average. High temperatures will top out in the 30s and 40s through the rest of our work week with Wednesday being the warmest day.
Another thing we will see for the rest of the week is windy conditions. Gusts near 20-30 MPH will likely be with us each day.
Lows mid-week and beyond will fall into the 20s with mostly clear skies at night. If winds still hold overnight the ice scraper may be needed each morning to clean the frost off of your windshield!
FAST FORWARD INTO THANKSGIVING WEEK
Looking far in advance, but right now looks like temperatures will try to gradually warm after Monday of next week. This will set us up by Thanksgiving day to have highs near normal anywhere in the 50s.
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