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APRIL FOOLS! Weather fools us into thinking it’s winter again next two days

Early April cold snaps are typical, but this one means business

Strong cold front brings much colder air to the region Thursday and Friday
Strong cold front brings much colder air to the region Thursday and Friday

ROANOKE, Va. – A strong cold front moved through overnight. With it comes much colder air compared to the past few days.

Afternoon temperatures will range from the 30s to near 40° in the New River Valley to the upper 40s and lower 50s in Lynchburg and Southside.

Afternoon temperatures for Thursday, 4/1/2021

Add the wind to that, and it will be like we stepped back a few months.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for all areas along and to the west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. With a wet ground, it’s possible that we see some downed limbs and spotty power outages.

Wind advisory for Thursday, 4/1/2021

Wind speeds will be around 15-25 mph with gusts peaking between 35 and 50 mph in this half of the area.

Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Thursday, 4/1/2021

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