ROANOKE, Va. – Remember when temperatures were in the 70s for some of us Thanksgiving Day? Yeah...those were the days. Just a few hours into December, winter has decided to kick in.
Occasional wind gusts are making the cold air feel even colder and will continue to do so throughout the day. In addition, some snowflakes are making it east of the mountains (though with little to no impact). That will be the case through midday Tuesday.
As we’ve said since last week, though, most any accumulation will be on the west-facing slopes.
As low pressure moves farther north, our moisture connection to Lake Michigan gets shut off, decreasing the amount of snow in the mountains Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
The cold air certainly won’t get shut off, though. High temperatures will only be in the 30s in the New River Valley and Highlands and 40s elsewhere.