Rain chances increase tonight leading to a wet start Tuesday

Rain showers will be on an off & on pattern this week
Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 5:17 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2023 at 2:52 PM EST
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  • Increasing clouds through this evening; dry until tonight
  • Drying out past Tuesday morning; more rain returns Thursday
  • Highs read in the 50s and 60s this week; lows will be in the 40s and 50s

MONDAY (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Clouds are continuing to stretch into the region all out in front of our next rain maker.


Showers will work in from west to east starting at around 10PM. Rain chances increase in coverage into early Tuesday morning. Patchy fog will develop tonight and for the Tuesday morning commute.

Widespread rain moves in overnight into mid Tuesday morning.
Widespread rain moves in overnight into mid Tuesday morning.(WDBJ Weather)

Lows will read in the 30s and low 40s tonight.


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 with partly sunny skies forming before we finish the work day!

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 for Thursday. Right now rain is likely most of Thursday with temperatures still much warmer than normal!

Rain showers will be present for both Tuesday and Thursday. Highs this week will read in the...
Rain showers will be present for both Tuesday and Thursday. Highs this week will read in the 50s and 60s.(WDBJ7)


Saturday looks dry at this point. Lows and highs will be slightly cooler. Saturday morning temperatures will read in the 30s for most. Highs will reach in the 40s and 50s under a mostly sunny sky.

Models are pointing towards another system bringing more rain late on Sunday. If temperature profiles trend cooler we could see some mixing, but for now looks to mostly be rain showers. We will have more details as we get closer and models have better agreement.


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