Wednesday we see our best shot at widespread heavy rain showers and even a rumble of thunder possible as a cold front approaches from the southwest. Temps push into the 60s once again. Wednesday will be a day to take care on the roadways as standing water is likely. Flooding risks remain low outside of clogged drains and runoff under the heaviest of showers. Expect temps to drop once the front passes Wednesday night but windy conditions will continue with gusts pushing 25mph.

Thursday we begin to clear up our skies but for those to the eastern mountains, clearing will take much of the day with a few lingering sprinkles possible. By the afternoon, northwest winds and drier air will help clear everyone up but temps are going to tumble with colder air moving in. Highs only expected a few degree above average in the mid to upper 40s.

Friday cold air rushes in from the northwest but at least we’ll have sunshine for most. Northwest winds will create upsloping snow flurries for the higher elevations to our northeast like Webster and Pocahontas counties. Overall, not expecting much at this point. The real wake up call will be temps as we struggle to reach the freezing mark by the afternoon. Wind chills expected to be in the low 20s much of the day.

Saturday will be another cold and blustery day with temps working their way through the 20s and 30s in the morning and they will only top out in the low 40s. Wind chills will likely be stuck in the 30s much of the day. In other words, winter has returned to the region.

Sunday we remain dry with clear skies. Temps are still near average and winds will subside a bit. Highs will reach the low 40s by the late afternoon.

Monday a weak disturbance moves in with little moisture. While most of us will stay dry, a sprinkle or two can’t be ruled out for the ridgelines through Pocahontas/Greenbrier counties. The later in the day these move in, the more chance we’ll see a light wintery mix in the mountains. Highs pushing into the 40s will ensure rain through for those that do see showers.

In your extended forecast we look to remain dry for the most part and outside of some flurries for our highest terrains, no real snow chances just yet. However, this is January and we all know snow is almost inevitable. For now, we’ll continue with temps near average in the 40s and sunshine.

WEDNESDAY
Heavy rain throughout the day, iso. T-storms. Highs cooler in the low 60s.
THURSDAY
AM showers/mnt. flurries. Clearing PM. Highs in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY
COLD but sunny, Mnt. flurries. Highs in the mid 30s.
SATURDAY
Dry start, light showers/mtn. snow. Highs in the low 40s.
SUNDAY
Clearing clouds, some sun. Highs in the low 40s.
MONDAY
Mtn sprinkles, otherwise dry. Average. Highs in the 40s.
TUESDAY
Mtn. flurries, most stay dry. Highs in the upper 30s.
WEDNESDAY
Lingering sprinkles. Highs in the 40s.
THURSDAY
Sunshine mixed with clouds. Iso. Mtn. Sprinkle. Highs in the mid 40s.