Drier, breezy conditions return Thursday

Skies turn mostly clear Thursday with chilly temperatures
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 3:50 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 11:24 PM EST
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  • Fog possible overnight
  • Breezy conditions return Thursday
  • Warmer weather arrives for the weekend

OVERNIGHT

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.

THURSDAY

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.

Expect wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph on Thursday.
Expect wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph on Thursday.(WDBJ Weather)

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.

Upslope snow showers develop heading into Thursday.
Upslope snow showers develop heading into Thursday.(WDBJ Weather)

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.

Warmer conditions return the weekend.
Warmer conditions return the weekend.(WDBJ Weather)

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