Calmer, warmer weather on tap for Sunday

Tracking more rain chances Tuesday and Thursday
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 3:54 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2023 at 4:41 PM EST
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  • Calmer, warmer weather ahead for Sunday
  • Shower chances arrive late Monday
  • Rain likely Tuesday and Thursday


Expect a mostly clear sky tonight. Lows will dip into the teens and 20s in most hometowns. Wind chills will be about 5 degrees colder than the actual air temperature.

Tonight's Forecast
Tonight's Forecast(WDBJ Weather)


Sunday is the pick of the weekend weather-wise! We begin the day in the teens and 20s, but quickly rebound into the 40s and 50s by the afternoon. Expect plenty of sunshine and calmer winds.

Sunday's Forecast
Sunday's Forecast(WDBJ Weather)

MONDAY (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Monday will feature increasing clouds ahead of our next weather maker. Expect highs in the 40s and 50s. Shower chances may enter the picture by late evening.


We’re watching for two developing storms next week which will bring rain back into the region. This is all part of those atmospheric rivers that have been hitting the west coast for the past several weeks.

The first of our rain events will be arriving late Monday night and lasting through the first half of Tuesday. We’re thinking around .25″ to .50″ looks likely with this event. Temperatures will be way too warm for anything but rain. Afternoon highs will be in the 50s and 60s.

Tuesday's Weather Maker
Tuesday's Weather Maker(WDBJ Weather)

Wednesday is shaping up to be a mainly dry day in between the two systems. We will end up with some upper 50s to low 60s for highs which is 10-15° above average for mid-January. Low-end rain chances may arrive by late evening.

The next round of rain is set to arrive by Thursday. While we’ll have more info on this storm as we get closer, rain is likely most of Thursday, so plan accordingly.

Thursday's Weather Maker
Thursday's Weather Maker(WDBJ Weather)

Slightly cooler weather is expected by the weekend, but nothing too dramatic. Afternoon highs are expected to be in the upper 40s in the mountains to low 50s elsewhere.


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