Tonight features mostly cloudy skies with a few flurries, especially east. Little to no accumulation is expected, with the highest peaks such as Snowshoe seeing perhaps an inch of snow. Watch for an icy spot or two on the bridges and overpasses with lows dropping into the mid 20s.

Thursday provides a few lingering flurries to begin with, but we’ll see those showers wrap up before lunchtime. Despite the drying trend, low clouds look to remain tough, with temperatures struggling to rise above 30 degrees in what will be a raw day.

Friday is a calm day – the “calm before the storm” with mostly sunny skies and highs rebounding into the low 40s. We’ll see clouds on the increase late in the day, but we’ll remain dry before midnight.

Saturday sees our big storm system arrive during the early morning hours. With this system arriving before dawn, we’ll see snow area-wide briefly switching to freezing rain and then rain for the lowlands during the morning hours. The high mountain areas will see the snow persist longer. It’s a measurable snow for our mountain friends, with much less for the lowlands with rainfall cutting down totals tremendously. Regardless of the precipitation in your area, it will not be a fun day of driving. In addition to the mixed bag of precipitation on the way for our region, gusty winds in excess of 20 mph will be possible, which could result in a few power outages.

Sunday will enable some wraparound lake-induced snow showers for the morning as our low pressure system scoots away and our area is impacted by the backside of our low pressure. Highs will struggle to reach freezing under mostly cloudy skies with snow showers. In addition, wind gusts above 25 mph will be possible, with wind chill values down into the teens at times. It’s yet another raw day in our region.

Monday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 40s as high pressure takes control – a nice quiet day ahead of yet another storm system which looks to scoot in for Tuesday.

Tuesday brings another potent system into the region. At this point our region looks too warm for much wintry weather but a morning mix is possible. Afternoon rain showers will be likely with high temperatures jumping up into the 40s.

Wednesday features a few snow flurries being possible once again on the backside of our storm system with a northwest flow in place and highs in the 30s.

Looking ahead, we’ve got an active pattern that looks to continue. We’ve finally delved into a pattern more conducive for snowfall in the two Virginias – it’s all a matter of whether we can get enough cold air with our systems as they pass through that will determine the type of mess we encounter.

Mostly cloudy, few snow flurries. Lows in the mid 20s.
Morning flurries. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 30s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the low 40s.
Mixed precipitation likely. Rain, freezing rain, and snow all are on the table. Highs in the upper 30s.
Snow showers early. Some clearing late. Highs near freezing.
Mostly sunny. Highs near 40.
Mixed precipitation early switching to rain likely. Highs in the mid 40s.
Upslope snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the 30s.
Partly sunny, isolated sprinkles late. Highs in the 40s.
Few rain showers. Highs in the 40s.