ROANOKE, Va. – We are coming off of one of the coldest days in recent memory, especially considering the morning depression!
Blacksburg’s low on Saturday was three degrees, which was the coldest they’ve felt since January 22, 2019! Roanoke and Lynchburg also saw the mercury drop to levels that had been lacking for three years.
Afternoon highs were in the 30s on Saturday so we didn’t have much remaining snowmelt. More melting is expected today as highs reach the 40s across much of the region.
The warming trend will continue into the new work week as highs reach the 40s or potentially the 50s through Tuesday. After a front on Tuesday, we will cool again on Wednesday and Thursday.
Long-range models hint at more cold air as we end January in six to ten days.
There won’t be much precipitation to follow over the next seven days. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if many of you missed out on rain and/or snow altogether.
We want to alert people in our western mountains to some chance of light snow over the next 48 hours.
It looks like there will be a brief spell of snow tonight, but that should be over by Monday morning.
There will be another opportunity for snow in the mountains on Monday and Monday evening. This one may linger in the early stages on Tuesday.
A few inches could pile up in places like Snowshoe and Quinwood.
If you don’t live in the western mountains, take advantage of the calm weather over the next few days!
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