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Drier, sunnier begin to week ahead; next system slated for late week

It’s been a gray and drizzly day across the Two Virginias. However, bluer skies are in the forecast! The pesky upper level low that has spread clouds and rain through our area the last three days is finally moving out of the region, leaving sunnier conditions in its wake. Tomorrow is, indeed, looking sunnier, with temperatures in the mid 40s. We see almost a carbon copy on Tuesday, with sunny conditions and a high in the low 40s. Wednesday will be sunny again, but warmer, with highs flirting with the 50 degree mark.

A large, sprawling system will begin to impact us Thursday. Thursday may very well start out dry, but with high clouds moving into the region. We may see rain begin to fall that night. Thursday night through Friday is looking like a rainy period as the system taps the Atlantic Ocean for moisture. Cold air will wrap into the system throughout the day, and by Friday night rain showers may begin to transition to snow. This is not a recipe for big, massive snow totals- instead, this will act as a stronger than usual northwest flow event, with northwest facing slopes seeing some decent snow totals with areas on the periphery seeing lesser amounts. Temperatures cool off next weekend in the wake of this big system.

Ross Harris

Weekend Meteorologist/ Multimedia Journalist

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