Mostly cold weather through January

Our latest “wintry mix” should end about 12:25 pm Thursday with temperatures continuing to drop after spending time in the 50s overnight while rain pounded Floyd County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg also plans to cancel the Flood Watch for the county at 11 am Thursday but a wind advisory kicks in at that time and continues throughout the day and into the evening until midnight.

From NWS:

..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT… The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to midnight EST tonight. * Winds…Northwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Timing…strongest winds between 11AM and 4PM * Impacts…Tress limbs may be blown down. Downed trees are possible due to the wet ground. * Locations…Along the Blue Ridge from Roanoke south into North Carolina. * Hazards…strong gusty winds. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside. &&

More Information

…Strong winds along the southern Blue Ridge today into this evening… .A cold front will cross southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina this evening. The wind will turn to the west then northwest right behind the front bringing in a surge of colder air.

–National Weather Service, Roanoke/Blacksburg

Expect overnight lows down to 23 Thursday evening, with a Friday high of just 31 and down to 17 Friday night into Saturday.

Saturday forecast as partly cloudy with a high of 37 and an overnight low of 25, followed by a cloudy Sunday with a high of 40 and a low of 27.

Next week’s forecasts show highs in the low 40s on Monday and Tuesday with lows of 33 overnight on Monday and 13 on Tuesday.

Then a stretch of cold with highs in the 20s Wednesday through Friday with lows in the teens before starting to warm slightly, starting on Feb. 2 and 3 before rain and snow on Feb. 4.

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