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Frosty start with more sun Wednesday, rain, snow return Thursday

Temperatures crash behind weekend storm

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ROANOKE, Va. – After the cold start, sunshine dominates helping to push temperatures back into the upper-40s later in the afternoon. Our next system, a weak one, moves through late Thursday giving parts of the region, mainly west of I-81, a quick shot of snow. 

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Most will see accumulations less than an inch, but there could be light snow falling for the Thursday evening commute.

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The bigger system comes in Saturday afternoon to evening. For most of the event, a cold rain will be falling. As cold air plunges in, some of that rain will change to snow as the system exits. Accumulations, if any, will be on the light side.

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Behind this system, lies the coldest air of the season. We’ll go from near 50 degrees Sunday morning back to the single digits and teens by Monday morning.

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A flash freeze will be possible Monday as temperatures crash freezing the water leftover by the rain.

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It will turn even colder getting into the last week of January.


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