High pressure overhead has once again led to a clear sky, calm wind and dry air. This means we start in the teens this morning, but we’ll “warm up” a little bit during the day. Highs make their way into the low to mid 40s, under a mostly sunny sky. Lows at night will drop into the upper teens and low to mid 20s.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
This high pressure system will gradually move to the east, allowing more clouds to move in Thursday and especially on Friday. Highs will be in the 40s to near 50 Thursday and lows at night in the upper 20s and lower 30s.
Clouds will keep us in the 40s Friday, with showers developing by midday, as a system developing east of the Rockies moves through. A brief period of freezing rain will be possible north of 460, IF precipitation moves in a little earlier.
Otherwise, expect on and off rain Friday with some heavier pockets developing late in the day and during the evening.
Lows at night will be in the 30s, as rain moves to the northeast. A dry slot wrapping around our system will leave things fairly dry Saturday, with the exception being the West Virginia mountains.
As our storm system passes east, it will have enough moisture and enough lift wrapping around it to generate mainly mountain snow Saturday and Sunday. This will produce quite the snowfall in Snowshoe and Quinwood, as well as Whitetop and Mountain Lake. It's possible that we see some bursts of flurries and/or snow in the NRV and Highlands Saturday too. Accumulations, if any, would be light and quick.
The wind behind this system will pick up too, especially late Saturday into Sunday. This should help clouds decrease for the second half of the weekend. Highs this weekend will be be in the 40s for most of the area, with the exception being the higher terrain. Lows at night drop back down into the upper 20s and low to mid 30s.
EARLY NEXT WEEK
Another area of high pressure fills in behind our weekend system, which will calm the wind down and lead to dry, seasonable weather through next Tuesday.