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Sunny skies linger with a mid-week warm up

Wet weather returns by the end of the week
Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 3:40 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 12:07 PM EST
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Winds will slowly subside late tonight as high pressure builds from the west. Temperatures will drop to the low 30s in most areas with dry conditions lingering again for Wednesday.

Temperatures soar to the low/mid 60s in many areas Wednesday.
Temperatures soar to the low/mid 60s in many areas Wednesday.(WDBJ)

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY

By the middle of the week, models are trending warmer with temperatures climbing to the upper 50s in the mountains and evenin mid-60s by Wednesday. We may indeed be getting a break in the relentless stretch of weekly wintry weather. Enjoy it because models are showing changes for the end of the week.

FRIDAY

The pattern turns more unsettled as we enter the weekend. A stalled front will be draped over the Mid Atlantic. At the same time, several areas of low pressure will move along the front over the weekend, the first arriving late Friday. By Friday night, mainly rain will overspread the region with the slight chance of a mountain mix.

Soggy and cooler weather expected for the weekend.
Soggy and cooler weather expected for the weekend.(WDBJ Weather)

MORE RAIN THIS WEEKEND

Another disturbance will bring additional rain to the area Saturday afternoon and evening before exiting. The third wave of rain will enter Sunday afternoon with the actual cold front. We’ll begin to dry out early next week.

Total 3-day rainfall totals will likely be in the .50″ to 1″ range.

Rain totals through the weekend will generally be in the .50" to 1" mark.
Rain totals through the weekend will generally be in the .50" to 1" mark.

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