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Rain chances 100% off Black Friday, Small Business Saturday

Enjoy it while supplies last. A strong storm system moves through early next week

Weekend planner for 11/27 to 11/29/2020
Weekend planner for 11/27 to 11/29/2020

ROANOKE, Va. – Following one of the warmest Thanksgiving Days on record (for parts of the area), Black Friday starts with areas of dense fog, especially south of U.S. 460. Due to the low sun angle this time of year, it may take a few hours for any fog to clear up.

Dense Fog Advisory for Friday, 11/27/2020
Dense Fog Advisory for Friday, 11/27/2020

Once it does so, we see a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky. Temperatures will rise to about 60-65° in most of the area, making for a great day for any decorating or shopping you have planned.

Black Friday planner - 2020
Black Friday planner - 2020

The nice weather continues into the weekend, though we may not be quite as warm. A weak front passes through, with slightly cooler air behind it. We’ll be dry most, if not all, of the weekend. Any rain Sunday holds off until nighttime.

Weekend planner for 11/27 to 11/29/2020
Weekend planner for 11/27 to 11/29/2020

A strong storm system will emerge from the Gulf, while another system drops down from Canada. The system from the Gulf throws heavy rain our way, especially Monday morning, with thunderstorms possible east of the Parkway too.

What we're tracking by Monday, 11/30/2020
What we're tracking by Monday, 11/30/2020

Once these two systems “phase” together, we’re in for much colder air, strong wind gusts and mountain snow Tuesday. The strong gusts on top of the wet soil could lead to scattered power outages.

Next weather maker's impacts early-to-mid next week
Next weather maker's impacts early-to-mid next week

As for who sees snow next Tuesday, the mountains/west-facing slopes will likely face the brunt of the accumulation. This includes parts of Grayson, western Wythe, western Bland, Bath, Highland, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties.

Probability of snow accumulation late next Monday into next Tuesday
Probability of snow accumulation late next Monday into next Tuesday

You may see some flurries/snow showers in parts of the Highlands, Roanoke Valley and New River Valley. IF you see any accumulation, it would be very light. This isn’t the kind of storm that drops inches upon inches of snow area-wide. The more forecast data that comes in, the clearer it is that the favored mountains will be the only spots to become a Winter Wonderland.


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