Not quite as cold but still breezy Tuesday - CM 🤓
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
A weak disturbance will pass north of us. This could trigger some snow, especially on our west-facing slopes, through the afternoon. It's possible that we see a few morning bursts in parts of the New River Valley and Highlands. Otherwise, expect more clouds west of the Parkway and a mix of clouds and sun east. Highs will range from the low to mid 40s in the NRV and Highlands to upper 40s and lower 50s elsewhere.
Come Wednesday, colder air pushes in on a strong wind. Gusts may peak between 30 and 40 mph. As a result of this, expect highs in the 30s in the NRV and Highlands, lower 40s in the Roanoke Valley and mid to upper 40s in Lynchburg and Southside. More snow will pile into our west-facing slopes, with a few bursts possible west of the Parkway in the morning.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
A storm system over the Desert Southwest will send a limited amount of moisture and energy our way Thursday. This favors areas west of I-77 for a brief period of snow. While a light rain/snow mix will be possible elsewhere, we don't expect anything significant. Highs will be in the 44-50° range with a mix of clouds and sun. The storm track then stays suppressed south Friday, allowing us the chance to warm a couple degrees.
High pressure from the north will shove some colder air into the region for the weekend, but there will at least be some sunshine around. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s each day, with morning lows in the 20s.
With the bulk of cold air retreating, we'll keep an eye on another storm system to our west. If there's enough cold air, we could see some freezing rain Monday. We'll keep you posted on this system and the trends surrounding it.