Much colder Thursday as winter officially arrives

Turning even colder by Christmas Day


ROANOKE, Va. – On the first official day of winter we will be heading back to more seasonable numbers with highs in the upper-40s. Sunshine will help push temperatures back to that mark after a much colder start than we saw Wednesday. 

We'll keep things dry to close out the work week, but a potent storm system brings rain chances back into the mix on Saturday. Temperatures surge back into the 60s Friday and Saturday afternoon before cooler air starts to push in once again by Christmas Day. Wind chills will head back to the 20s by Christmas afternoon, but we get sunshine back for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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