Enjoy the temperatures in the 60s on Thursday because winter weather will return on Sunday with a chance of rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain.
- Mostly Cloudy, Patchy Fog
- Lows: 40s
- Wind: S 3-6 m.p.h.
- Mostly Cloudy and Warm
- Highs: Mid to Upper 60s
- Wind: S 5-10 m.p.h.
- Areas of Rain, Cooler
- Temperatures: 50s falling into the 40s
- Precipitation: 80%
Extreme winter weather will be making headlines in many parts of the country over the next few days. Let’s just hope it is not making headlines here. Clouds, patchy fog and drizzle will be the story overnight and tomorrow morning as a warm front affects the area. Temperatures will rapidly climb into the 60s tomorrow under rather cloudy skies. A slow moving cold front will bring rain to the region on Friday.
As the rain ends Saturday morning, skies will partially clear and temperatures will tumble throughout the day. By Sunday, as an area of low pressure passes west of our area, enough cold air will be in place at the surface and aloft, to set the stage for a wintry mix of rain, sleet, a few snowflakes and even pockets of freezing rain. But for areas east of the Blue Ridge, including the I-95 corridor, it should be only a waiting game for temperatures at ground level and aloft to warm sufficiently above freezing to produce just plain old rain. Warmer temperatures will return briefly on Monday. By late Tuesday and Wednesday, it is going to get very cold.