Tonight: Stray shower or flurry. Mostly cloudy and colder. Lows 27-33. North wind 5 mph or less.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Dry in the morning and early afternoon. Rain developing late in the day or during the evening. Highs 40-47. Northeast wind 10 mph or less.
Wednesday Night: Occasional rain. Some freezing rain/sleet developing after midnight east of the Tri-Cities(especially across the High Country of NC, and adjacent counties of SW Virginia). Lows 35-40 most areas...but near 30 east of the Tri-Cities(Boone north to Marion). East wind 5-15 mph.
Thursday: Rain showers. Breezy and cold. Near steady temperatures in the upper 30s to middle 40s. East to Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
The cold front that brought widespread rain to the region is moving east of the Tri-Cities. A few sprinkles or flurries are possible this evening and tonight. As temperatures drop to near or below freezing, be alert for some icy patches on the roads (especially bridges).
We will see a break in the action Wednesday morning and early afternoon, but precipitation returns Wednesday evening and night.
We are monitoring this 2nd weather maker as moisture moves into chilly air. It looks like all rain in the Tri-Cities Wednesday night, but the rain may turn over to a period of freezing rain or an icy mix near and east of the Blue Ridge, mainly in Smyth/Wythe/Grayson Counties and the NC High Country into early Thursday. Rainfall Wednesday night through Friday morning looks to be in the 1 to 2" range again.
Rain at times Thursday. Rain showers could end as flurries or snow showers Thursday night into early Friday morning. A light accumulation is possible, mainly in the mountains (check back for updates).
Friday afternoon and Saturday are looking dry and a little warmer (still below average). A mainly dry cold front will sweep through the southern Appalachians late Sunday. The main impact will be some clouds, and colder temperatures Sunday into Monday. At this point a slight warming trend is expected through Thanksgiving (highs in the 50s).
The average high for this time of year is 60° and the average low is 35°.
- Meteorologist Dave Dierks
Today's Record Temperatures