Tuesday will be a mix of sunshine and clouds kind of day as high pressure makes its way in. As winds shift out of the southwest, temps will start to climb after a frosty morning from the 20s into the mid and upper 40s.  A few spots in the lowlands will make a good run at the 50 degree mark. The cloudy skies will keep the warmth around after sunset making for a comfortable evening.

Wednesday is looking dry but clouds are still stubborn. A few brief breaks in the clouds will give us a peek or two of sunshine in the late morning but by the evening clouds thicken up ahead of our next rain maker expected Thursday afternoon. At least we’re on the warming trend as highs push into the mid 50s for most.

Thursday, our next rain maker begins to push in. Warmer air surges in ahead of the rain helping temps push into the upper 50s and low 60s by the afternoon. By the evening commute, heavy rain will slide into the region making for a slow ride home. Rain continues for the evening and overnight hours. As the front gets closer, we’ll also notice winds picking up out of the southwest 15-20mph. After the front passes, we’ll see winds shift out of the west pushing 20-30mph as cold air rushes in.

Friday pre-dawn rain transitions over to snow for everyone as cold air continues to rush into the region. Temps fall into the 30 and don’t rise much into the day. Snow showers will be heaviest in the morning then taper off to hit and miss for the low lands. Higher elevations will see snow much of the day with the most accumulations for the ridgelines. We’ll be fine tuning our snow map forecast over the next day or so but a general 1-3 inches can be expected by Friday night

First call snowfall totals. As the system develops some changes can be expected.

Saturday will see a few lingering snow showers with most of the activity for the ridgelines through Pocahontas and Greenbrier county. Up to another inch of snow for the higher terrain can be expected by Saturday afternoon. Temps are cold so icy roads will be a main feature of the day until crews have a chance to treat them. Secondary roads are always last so be mindful. Highs struggle to get out of the 30s with wind chill values making it feel downright frigid in the teens and 20s.

Sunday the sunshine returns which will help us warm up from a morning start in the teens up into the low 40s by the afternoon. Winds still breezy making it feel cooler so not out of the woods yet in regard to wind chills.

Monday starts off dry and chilly in the 20s but we’ll make our way to the mid 40s by the afternoon. Clouds will increase by the evening hours as our next system begins to push closer to our region. Rain showers will hold off until the overnight hours through our Tuesday.

In your extended forecast the rollercoaster ride continues as temps swing wildly. From the 30s to the 50s and back again looks to remain the theme of January. So far soggy look to win out over snowy through the middle of the month.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.
WEDNESDAY
More sunshine and warm. Highs in the mid 50s.
THURSDAY
Showers build in. Heavy rain PM. Highs in the upper 50s/low 60s.
FRIDAY
Snow showers, heavy at times. Afternoon temps in the 30s.
SATURDAY
Snow showers off and on, clearing late. Highs in the 30s.
SUNDAY
Little more sun, little more warmth. Highs in the 40s.
MONDAY
Mostly sunny skies. Highs in the upper 40s.
TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a few showers late. Highs near 50 degrees.
WEDNESDAY
AM showers, clearing late. Highs in the mid 50s.
THURSDAY
Showers, heavy at times. Highs in the upper 50s/low 60s.