Friday rain then a cold weekend ahead

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(WVVA) Rain showers will overspread the area Thursday night and will last through Friday as an area of low pressure and an associated cold front moves through the region.

The low will strengthen as it moves away, pulling down colder air from the north behind it. Rain showers will mix with and change to light snow showers Friday night and Saturday morning. Little to no accumulation is expected, but a light accumulation (1-2”) is possible along the highest ridges and into western Greenbrier County and western and northern Pocahontas County.

The weekend will be cold with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s Saturday with clearing skies. Sunday will be slightly warmer with highs in the 40s. We then turn our attention to a complicated system that has the potential to bring us rain and possibly a wintry mix. Models indicate that rain will hold off until late Monday, but there is substantial timing differences among them after that. For now, we’ll reflect the uncertainty with a rain to snow shower forecast.

Rain could transition to snow showers on Tuesday, but if the system moves slower, it may be Wednesday before we see a transition. Regardless of timing, for now it doesn’t appear to be a big winter storm. Instead, it looks like a first taste of winter with light accumulations possible. Stay tuned as we refined the forecast as we get closer.

Travis Roberts

Travis Roberts

Chief Meteorologist


WVVA Weather Authority

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