Staying unseasonably warm into start of new workweek

Tracking our next weather maker by mid-week
Published: Dec. 31, 2022 at 6:38 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2023 at 6:56 PM EST
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  • Expect unseasonably warm temperatures for the next three days
  • Our next weather maker will impact our hometowns by midweek
  • Colder air rushes in for late-week


Patchy dense fog is once again a concern tonight. Expect lows in the upper 30s and low to mid 40s under a mostly to partly cloudy sky.

Patchy dense fog is a concern once again tonight.
Patchy dense fog is a concern once again tonight.(WDBJ Weather)


The dry weather will linger as we kickoff a new workweek. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the 60s.

Monday's Forecast
Monday's Forecast(WDBJ Weather)


Our next weather maker will be knocking on our doorstep by Tuesday. Showers and some rumbles of thunder will develop across our hometowns for the second half of the day. Widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely ahead of the cold front on Wednesday. One or two storms could be on the stronger side. Rainfall totals should be around 0.75″-1.00″.

A cold front will track through our hometowns on Wednesday.
A cold front will track through our hometowns on Wednesday.(WDBJ Weather)


Drier weather will push in to finish the week. Expect a mix of sun and clouds and cooler temperatures. Highs will top out in the 40s and 50s and lows will dip into the 20s and 30s. While it will feel much cooler than our recent warm stretch, it’s actually where temperatures should be for early January.

Near-normal temperatures return for late-week.
Near-normal temperatures return for late-week.(WDBJ Weather)


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