Spring-like warmth returns Sunday

Tracking mid-week rain chances
Published: Feb. 4, 2023 at 6:35 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2023 at 5:11 PM EST
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  • Warmer air returns on Sunday
  • Above average highs next week
  • Next weather maker arrives mid to late week


Clouds will continue to thicken up tonight as moisture increases from the southwest. Expect lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

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


The second half of the weekend will turn much warmer thanks to winds that shift from the southwest. Above-normal temperatures are expected for most areas Sunday as highs reach the 50s. Expect a good deal of cloud cover throughout the day. While a stray shower can’t be ruled out toward our WV counties and down toward the I-77 corridor, most hometowns stay dry.

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


High pressure builds in next week with highs soaring 10-15° above average. Afternoon temperatures will reach the 50s and low 60s through Thursday. Some of the warmest days will be during the middle of the week. Another cold front will make a run at the area by the end of the week which may deliver some rain showers.

Temperatures and rain chances rise next week.
Temperatures and rain chances rise next week.(WDBJ Weather)

Colder air likely follows next weekend. At this time, any winter storm chances look non-existent over the next 10 days.

Colder temperatures may return by next weekend.
Colder temperatures may return by next weekend.(WDBJ Weather)


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