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NWS Winter Storm Warning (Watauga County)

NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Watauga County)

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Galax , VA
Located at Skyline National Bank, Galax VA

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:28AM

Weekday Snows, Weekend Mix

Clouds build throughout the day as a low develops to our south, with a spot of rain possible this evening before switching over to snow by late evening. This should be a quick and minor event, with a couple of inches possible in most areas and up to 6 possible at the most elevated regions. Here's our Forecast Snow Accumulation Map with details for this evening through Thursday morning. Once this feature passes, all is quiet until at least Sunday, when a low from the north could bring mixed precipitation to the region.

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Wednesday

Hi: 50 Lo: 23

Mostly cloudy; PM rain changing to snow during the evening and continuing Wed night; Temps falling during the afternoon; Light wind early becoming NW 10-15 mph PM, increasing to 15-25 with gusts to 50 mph Wed night
Thursday

Hi: 33 Lo: 18

Cloudy; Lingering snow shower or flurry in the AM. then becoming mostly sunny; Cold and blustery; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusting to 50 then 5-10 mph Thur night
Friday

Hi: 40 Lo: 23

Mostly sunny; Not as cold; N gusty wind 20-25 diminishing to calm into the night.
Saturday

Hi: 36 Lo: 24

Increasing clouds; Snow and rain mix develops overnight
Sunday

Hi: 40 Lo: 30

Mostly cloudy; AM snow, then rain; Changing back to rain/snow mix Sunday night

Further Out

Monday - Partly sunny; Seasonably chilly; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Tuesday - Scatterd morning flurries possible; High in the lower 30s; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

The warmest temperatures of the the week occur this afternoon ahead of a low zipping to the south; behind the feature looks much more interesting as any early rains change over to snow overnight. For a majority of the area, we're looking at a couple inches at best but in the more elevated and exposed regions such as the Grayson Highlands could sneak half a foot out if all things remain optimal. Things should taper by midday Thursday, with a chill looming behind.

Behind the system, little in the way of drama occurs as a high pressure chill settles over the area; clear and brisk skies should dominate into the the weekend.

By late Saturday into Sunday, however, a second low approaches from the Rockies and puts us on the border zone of any interesting winter weather. At the present time, it looks like snow could start early Sunday ahead of the warm front, followed by a changeover to a mixed bag before ending primarily as rain by the afternoon. This track could easily vary given the time range, so remaining vigilant as usual is the best approach while the kinks get ironed out. Residual snow showers could continue into Monday/early Tuesday, with cold and quiet expected otherwise into next week.

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