Pleasant to close out the work week; expect rain by NYE
Staying dry until New Year’s Eve
- Highs will read 10-15 degrees above normal
- Staying warmer than normal even for the first week of 2023
- Tracking our next weather maker to bring widespread rain showers on NYE
TONIGHT AND FRIDAY
Overnight lows will be chilly yet again into the upper 20s and low to mid 30s. A few clouds will be seen for the area, but we are staying dry. We will start to see some warmer morning temperatures come Saturday morning where we will start off the day in the 40s.
Above-normal temperatures will still be the trend to close out 2022 and even for the first week of 2023! Friday will still be a dry and warmer than normal day as highs push into the upper 50s and low to mid 60s, but clouds will start to increase during the afternoon hours. Sprinkles of rain are possible past sunset Friday before more showers start to work in on Saturday morning.
NEW YEAR’S EVE & DAY
Widespread rain is expected Saturday as a front moves through. Rain will be light to moderate at times. Flood threat is on the low end, but if some heavy downpours develop we could notice some ponding on the roadways and poor visibility while traveling.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS: Generally looking at .25″ to .75″ with isolated higher amounts possible.
This is a rain-only precipitation event because temperatures will stay well-above freezing. As we approach midnight New Year’s Eve, the steadier rain is expected to exit the area, but lingering showers are still possible as the calendar turns to 2023.
After this front passes temperatures actually won’t cool down. In fact, we will see temperatures warming up as highs for New Year’s Day will read anywhere in the upper 50s in the mountains, to low to mid 60s elsewhere. We won’t break record highs (like Danville and Lynchburg did for the first day of 2022), but we will still read warmer than normal. Drier conditions will begin to build into the region for the first day of 2023. Some sun will start to pop in as our temperatures warm up nicely!
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