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Showers, few t-storms possible tonight; clearing but windy into Thursday

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A cold front moving into our area this evening will keep the chance of showers around tonight, especially before 12 AM. Most will scattered rain, but a few t-storms could pop up as well this early evening, especially along and south of HWY 460. While a stronger storm can't be ruled out, severe storms do not look likely for our area in overall....a greater risk for that is to our south. Nevertheless, while we still have warmer air in place, an isolated storm with gusty winds and heavy rain could pop up early tonight.

After midnight, temps will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s. We may be just cold enough north of the I-64 corridor to see a few snow showers develop across Western Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties, but only trace amounts at best are expected; the ground is much too warm for any accumulation.

Winds will pick up overnight, and become very gusty, especially along our eastern facing slopes into Thursday. Sustained winds will range from 15-25 MPH, and wind gusts could be up to 50 MPH on occasion through the day Thursday into Thursday night. With the change in wind direction out of the northwest, it will be CHILLY tomorrow compared to Wednesday. Highs Thursday will likely top off in the low to mid 40s, but winds chills will be in the 20s early, and in the 30s during the afternoon. Dress warm!

Friday looks mainly sunny and dry with highs in the upper 30s/low 40s. A stronger cold front then looks to roll in this weekend, bringing a possible wintry mix of ice and snow late Friday night into early Saturday, changing to all rain by Saturday afternoon. More snow showers then look possible late Saturday night and into early Sunday. Stay tuned!

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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