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Galax , VA
Located at Skyline National Bank, Galax VA

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6:54PM

Chilly Night; Milder Tomorrow

After a chilly night in valleys, Tuesday is a few degrees warmer. Wednesday is another step warmer with increasing clouds. Thursday has some light rain. Colder air arrives Friday night with snow showers and flurries Friday night into Saturday favoring the western escarpment (yet again).

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Monday

Hi: 53 Lo: 31

Clear skies; Cool; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming light overnight
Tuesday

Hi: 57 Lo: 41

Mostly clear day; More clouds Tue. night; Relatively pleasant; SW wind, mostly light
Wednesday

Hi: 59 Lo: 47

Increasing clouds; A bit warmer; Light wind, becoming South 5-15mph
Thursday

Hi: 57 Lo: 47

Lots of clouds; Periods of light rain possible
Friday

Hi: 56 Lo: 31

Generally cloudy; Maybe some rain through evening; Colder Fri. night with snow showers

Further Out

Saturday - Generally cloudy; Much colder; Snow showers favoring west over east, tapering to flurries Sat. night; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Sunday - Clearing skies; Cold start; Milder afternoon; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 30s

Forecast Discussion

Valleys are chilly tonight under starry skies. High pressure holds in the Southeast through Wednesday with gradually warmer temperatures. Clouds increase Wednesday.

Low pressure moves from Eastern Oklahoma Wednesday to the Ohio Valley Thursday. An associated front passes through the Southern Appalachians Thursday night. Rain with this system will be light and spotty, possibly starting Thursday morning and lasting into Thursday evening. Mild temperatures continue.

A secondary system races through Friday night. The biggest question with this forecast is the westward extent of an associated rain shield late Thursday night and Friday. Our bets are on mostly dry here but we have to at least mention rain potential in the forecast.

Much colder air arrives with the second front Friday night. Snow showers develop on blustery winds Friday night lasting into Saturday. It's a progressive system limiting light accumulations mostly to the favored areas along the western escarpment.

Skies clear Sunday. After a cold start, the "mild up" will be felt by afternoon.

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