Multiple rain chances return for the upcoming week

Above-normal temperatures stick around
Published: Jan. 15, 2023 at 6:10 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2023 at 4:50 PM EST
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  • Shower chances arrive late Monday evening
  • Showers likely Tuesday morning and again on Thursday
  • Above-normal temperatures take hold


Expect a clear to mostly clear sky tonight with lows in the 20s.

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

MONDAY (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Expect highs in 50s on Monday with increasing cloud cover. Low-end shower chances arrive by late evening in our far western communities ahead of our next weather maker.

Monday will feature increasing clouds and highs in the 50s.
Monday will feature increasing clouds and highs in the 50s.(WDBJ Weather)


We’re watching for two developing storms this 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 overnight Monday and lasting through mid-morning on 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.

Showers are likely early Tuesday morning.
Showers are likely early Tuesday morning.(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 shower 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.

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


Saturday looks dry at this point. We’ll kick off the weekend with highs in the 40s and 50s under a mostly sunny sky.

A few showers are possible on Sunday. Expect highs in the 40s and 50s.

Next Weekend's Forecast
Next Weekend's Forecast(WDBJ Weather)


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