Drier, breezy conditions return Thursday
Skies turn mostly clear Thursday with chilly temperatures
- Fog possible overnight
- Breezy conditions return Thursday
- Warmer weather arrives for the weekend
Clouds and areas of drizzle will come to an end tonight. Areas of fog remain possible until the winds increase eroding away any trace of it late tonight. Lows will be in the mid/upper 30s.
Gusty winds and upslope snow showers will develop behind the departing system. Expect wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph on Thursday in many hometowns. Locally higher gusts are possible along the higher ridgetops. This will make it feel even colder for the morning commute. Feels like temperatures (wind chills) at 7am will likely be in the 20s.
Upslope snow showers are likely with accumulating snow likely across our West Virginia counties and down toward the I-77 corridor. Flurries are certainly possible in the NRV and Roanoke Valley.
END OF THE WEEK
Temperatures moderate heading into the weekend. Expect highs in the 40s and 50s Saturday and Sunday. Precipitation chances return on Sunday and linger into the first part of next week. There are some signs we may have a subtle temperature drop late next week.
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