Is that you, winter? Cold front sends mountain snow, howling wind and tumbling temperatures our way

Enjoy Tuesday! It’ll feel much different Wednesday through Friday morning

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. – Following a beautiful start to the week, Tuesday will be just as nice.

After starting out chilly, a breeze out of the south will be enough to push temperatures up into the 60s and 70s Tuesday afternoon.

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, 4/20/2021

Bottle that up, because big changes are on the way Wednesday. High temperatures will range from the 50s in the NRV and Highlands to 60s elsewhere. That will likely happen through midday. Once a cold front moves through, cooler air will rush in on some gusty winds. (That cooler air and northwest wind will be enough to produce snow showers on our west-facing slopes.)

Wind speeds will range between 15 and 30 mph with gusts up to 45-50 mph becoming possible.

Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Wednesday, 4/21/2021

Temperatures continue to tumble into Thursday morning, which could leave the mountains with freezing temperatures.

Chance of a freeze - Thursday, 4/22/2021

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