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NWS Wind Chill Advisory (Grayson County)

NWS Special Weather Statement (Grayson County)

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Independence , VA

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5:08PM

Winterfest

After today's healthy snow event, snow has tapered flurries this afternoon and flurries will linger into tonight as a gusty northwest wind increases. Additional light accumulations are possible for Whitetop and the Virginia Highlands as snow showers remain in play tonight.

After a brutally cold start Thursday morning the afternoon is not nearly as cold. The quick turnaround tomorrow compared to previous cold shots signals where we're headed. A significant moderating trend paves the way going into the weekend as we turn to above average temperatures for a change.

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Wednesday

Hi: 19 Lo: 10

Evening flurries; Mostly cloudy and very cold; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty
Thursday

Hi: 39 Lo: 19

Sunny skies; Chilly, but not as cold; NW wind 10-15 mph, gusty AM
Friday

Hi: 49 Lo: 24

Mostly sunny; Seasonal temperatures; NW 5-10 mph
Saturday

Hi: 53 Lo: 37

Mostly sunny; A bit milder; More clouds Sat night
Sunday

Hi: 57 Lo: 40

Partly cloudy; Continued mild

Further Out

Monday - Cloudy with PM rain developing; More rain Mon. night; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Tuesday - Lingering morning showers; Decreasing PM clouds; Colder; High in the mid 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

Snow has tapered to flurries this afternoon and hold on into the evening. As we transition to a stronger northwesterly flow, high elevation snow showers persist into tonight.

Modified arctic high pressure builds across the Southeast Thursday on a journey westwards off the Atlantic coast this weekend. Temperatures modify relatively quickly. Thursday is chilly, but not even close to the same category as today. Friday has seasonal temperatures and then we jump to above average temperatures this weekend with plenty of sunshine.

The next front moves through Monday night. Skies become cloudy Monday with rain developing in the afternoon and evening, ending Tuesday morning. Temperatures fall back to late January standards thereafter.

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