After storms tonight, nice for the second half of the weekend!
-Thunderstorms, some strong to severe this evening
-Dry Sunday, rain returns Monday afternoon through Tuesday
-A good chance of snow Wednesday, possibly accumulations
This evening an upper level disturbance brings our state areas of rain and thunderstorms. Some storms could become strong to severe, especially across Southside. The greatest threat from these storms will be damaging winds. The thunderstorms should be gone by midnight, however rain showers are still possible overnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Sunday starts cloudy, but skies clear and the afternoon becomes sunny and mild. Highs near 60. Another storm system quickly moves back in for Monday, bringing lots of clouds and afternoon showers. Tuesday, the first day of spring, looks rainy for most of the day, with heavy downpours likely. Temperatures begin to turn colder Tuesday night. Our next upper level storm system moves in early Wednesday. This storm system is likely to bring a rain/snow mix to the entire region at that time. The mountains southeastward to Lynchburg will see more snow, therefore accumulations are possible for those locations. Thursday and Friday are partly to mostly sunny and cool. Right now next weekend looks mostly cloudy, with the chance of more rain showers.
-Meteorologist Matt Ferguson
Today's Record Temperatures