The full force of winter may arrive with a cold, arctic blast by this weekend, followed by some ice on Monday and then snow on Tuesday of next week.
We’re looking at the increasing possibility of .25 inch of freezing liquid that could be a larger accumulation of snow and ice on Monday.
High temperatures for the next few days will remain at or below freezing and it looks like low single digits and possibly zero or more by Sunday morning.
Yes, that’s cold. Too cold. Damn cold.
A reinforcing shot of Arctic air arriving Friday — possibly with a bit of light snow with an Alberta clipper storm system — will take temperatures to the coldest we’ve seen this winter by Sunday morning. Widespread lows in the single digits are expected Sunday morning, and some outlying areas mainly west of Roanoke or in protected valleys — especially there is snow cover — may dip below zero.
In other words,, bundle up for Valentines Day and the Lincoln Birthday weekend.
Stay tuned. We will keep an eye on this latest approaching storm.