Strong cold front brings a wet start for Wednesday

Turning much colder late this week
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 4:49 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2022 at 10:21 PM EST
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  • Soaking rain for Wednesday morning commute
  • Turning windy as the rain ends Wednesday
  • Cold start to the month of December

Expect to see showers developing overnight with a widespread rain with us early Wednesday morning. Thanks to the showers coming through expect mild lows only in the 40s for Wednesday morning.

Soaking rain move in for Wednesday morning.
Soaking rain move in for Wednesday morning.(WDBJ Weather)

WEDNESDAY

Rain is expected to linger through around midday before tapering off through the afternoon. Expect drier conditions and even some sunshine after 2 p.m. as the cold front moves through.

For our morning commute we will see rain showers, but by the evening we will be dry!
For our morning commute we will see rain showers, but by the evening we will be dry!(WDBJ7)

The good news is this system will be out of here quick lessening our chances for flooding. Thoughts on rainfall totals will be around .50″ widespread, with some locally higher amounts up to 1 inch.

Winds will quickly increase behind the front. Expect gusts to reach 20-40MPH by tomorrow afternoon.

Gusts Wednesday afternoon will reach anywhere from 20-40MPH.
Gusts Wednesday afternoon will reach anywhere from 20-40MPH.(WDBJ7)

Staying windy overnight and into the start of Thursday. Chilly conditions are on tap with overnight lows plummeting into the 20s.

COOLER START TO DECEMBER

Behind Wednesday’s cold front, a much cooler air mass will enter the region from the northwest. Even with generally sunny skies, afternoon highs will only be in the 40s (with a few low 50s) for most hometowns Thursday and Friday. Overnight lows will also be quite cold, slipping to the 20s for both Thursday and Friday mornings.

December starts out on the chilly side with highs in the 40s Thursday and Friday.
December starts out on the chilly side with highs in the 40s Thursday and Friday.(WDBJ7)

WEEKEND PREVIEW

After a few chilly days, the weekend should slowly warm to near normal with afternoon highs in the upper 50s Saturday and Sunday. The weekend brings a chance for a few showers on Saturday and Sunday. Timing needs to be narrowed down somewhat, but we aren’t expecting widespread rain so some will stay dry overall.