Dry to Start Thanksgiving, Rain this Evening

Weather

Thanksgiving, rain is looking more likely but for most, it should hold off until late in the day by the time most are too stuffed to move off the couch. It will be a windy day too, with gusts getting up to 30mph at times especially during the evening and overnight when the front passes. Highs ahead of the front are expected to be in the low to mid-50s.

Thursday night, if you plan on leaving after dinner or during the evening be mindful temperatures will be falling fast with the exit of our front. If you’re traveling in the high terrain, rain could change over to snow past 10 pm so leaving earlier vs. later will work in your favor!

Friday cold air settles in for the long haul across the region. Winds out of the north will keep us cold all day with most struggling to break the freezing mark as of now. In addition, wind chills will return to the teens during the day. Snow showers are possible too, mainly along the mountains and their western facing slopes during the morning hours. After that, we should begin to clear out fairly quickly.

Accumulations look minimal with maybe an inch or two in the high terrain and a coating on grassy surfaces in the lowlands. South of I-64 and East of I-77 likely won’t see much outside of a few wandering flakes!

Saturday, we are a bit clearer and a bit warmer. We’ll get a shot at the 40s during the afternoon hours for most, though the high elevations will stay in the 30s. The sun will help to melt anything left frozen, but keep in mind it will all refreeze overnight once we drop back down temperature-wise.

Sunday, a quick-moving area of low pressure has the potential to bring rain and snow to the area through the second half of the day and into the overnight hours. Since this coincides with relatively cold air overnight, slippery travel is likely Sunday and heading into Monday morning. Highs during the day, upper 30s, and low 40s.

Monday, our weak low pressure moves out quickly leaving a few lingering upslope snow showers in western Greenbrier and Pocahontas. The rest of us should begin to clear out and see some sun, but we will remain fairly cool into the 30s for highs.

Tuesday looks clear and quiet. Sunshine will melt any icy spots leftover from the morning and any snow if it survived Monday. Highs will struggle up to the upper 30s and low 40s, but it will be an improvement over the day before at least.

Wednesday, we continue to warm up. Highs in the 40s and lows staying at or above the freezing mark will provide some relief from the icy mornings we dealt with all week long. Sunshine will be plentiful through the day as well.

In the extended forecast, chances for some unsettled weather linger into December. Generally looking like rain for the time being as we look to remain fairly mild into this period. We’ll update this as the pieces come together!

As a reminder, the Fall Burn Ban is in effect until December 31. Take the time to remember the rules, and be sure to use common sense this Fall.

THANKSGIVING:
Rain looks likely in the evening, but we’re dry through the day. Highs near 50.
FRIDAY:
Snow showers early then clearing out. Highs in the 30s.
SATURDAY:
Dry, but cloudy and cold. Highs in the 30s.
SUNDAY:
Rain/snow showers late. Highs in the 30s and 40s.
MONDAY:
Morning snow showers are possible. Highs in the 30s.
TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the 40s. 
WEDNESDAY:
Looking dry. Highs in the 40s.
THURSDAY:
Cool, but clear. Highs in the 40s.
FRIDAY:
Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.

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