Showers on tap for the last day of the year
Warmer than normal temperatures hang on, but rain showers move in
- Highs will stay above normal (50s & 60s)
- High pressure loses its grip today; increasing moisture follows
- Have the rain gear ready to go for during the day on NYE
Clouds will continue to increase and thicken up for the rest of our Friday. A few sprinkles will push in late tonight, but most holds off until Saturday. Thanks to the increasing clouds this will allow our overnight lows to be mild in the 40s by early tomorrow morning.
NEW YEAR’S EVE & DAY
Rain showers are expected Saturday as a front moves through. Right now looks like widespread coverage will be seen during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures for the last day of 2022 will be slightly cooler than what we saw for both Thursday and Friday. Afternoon highs will read in the upper 40s and 50s.
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 .50″ with isolated higher amounts possible.
TIMING: Spotty rain showers will start to develop in the morning hours. By the afternoon widespread showers are with us. Isolated downpours are possible for the afternoon and evening. As we head into 2023 showers will start to taper off. Most look to be dry at midnight, but a few lingering showers are possible for a few folks.
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!
FIRST WEEK OF 2023
We will still hold onto warmer than normal temperatures next week. Overnight lows will hold in the 40s and even 50s with afternoon highs climbing into the 60s for most. Next week won’t feature as much sun as what we saw this week as we look at more chances for rain showers in the area.
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