Goodbye to the warm, unseasonal weather that has blessed the area for the past week.
Monday morning is cooler, not freezing but still cooler, than the 50s and 60s (and sometimes 70s) that have warmed us since last week. The rain that more often bypassed us is now falling.
We can expect a high of about 46 Monday with a low right at freezing overnight and then back into the lower 50s and sunny Tuesday, then rain and 50 on Wednesday and 53 on the start of March on Thursday.
The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg predicts highs in the low 50s or higher 40s for the fist 10 days of March with possible snow showers on Thursday, March 8, and again on Sunday, March 11 but while overnight lows will flirt with freezing temperatures (low 30s), the outlook does not see frigid weather.
In other words, March is expected to come in like a lion cub without much roar — at this point — but forecasts remain subject to change.
Say goodbye to February Wednesday and hello to March on Thursday. The icy weather of January remains a fleeting memory and we hope it stays that way.