Widespread showers likely Sunday

Unsettled weather pattern sets up next week
Published: Jan. 28, 2023 at 7:39 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2023 at 5:23 PM EST
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  • Showers return Sunday
  • Daily precipitation chances next week
  • Colder air possible late next week


Cloud cover will increase from west to east early Sunday morning. Expect low temperatures in the low to mid 30s under a calm wind.

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


Our next rain chance arrives on Sunday. A light wintry mix is possible but will be limited to the higher elevations of the West Virginia mountains (especially if the cold front brings moisture before sunrise).

Widespread rain showers are likely during the morning hours. Showers will become more spotty to scattered in nature through the afternoon. Mist/drizzle will still be possible into Sunday evening.

Sunday's Precipitation Chances
Sunday's Precipitation Chances(WDBJ Weather)

This front will be weak, so don’t expect higher-end rain totals. Most hometowns will pick up less than 0.25″.

Temperatures will be cooler for Sunday as highs will read in the 40s and low 50s.

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


Next week will feature an unsettled weather pattern as daily precipitation chances are in store. Forecast models are hinting at the potential for some wintry weather mid to late next week. We’ll continue to watch the trends and update you on-air and online with the latest information. Right now, models are not in agreement, especially with the timing.

Next week's model comparison
Next week's model comparison(WDBJ Weather)


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