Temps Fall Today, Rain Chances Continue, And Chance Of Light Mountain Ice Tonight.

Good Monday Morning.  I hope you have a good weekend and have been able to stay dry.  Cloudy skies and area temps right around 60 as you head out the door.  A backdoor cold front will wedge down the East side of the Blue Ridge enhancing cloud cover, dropping temps, and keeping the chance of rain in the forecast.  Alexander will see the cooler air start to move in by late morning and then it spreads south from there. 

Futurecast Temperatures 3:00, 6:00, 10:00pm (I am skeptical that the warm temps hold on as long as indicated by this model.  I expect those temps to be closer with everyone elses.)

 Futurecast Radar at 7:00pm

Futurecast Radar at 7:00pm

Temperatures overnight should bottom out in the low 40's for lows and they will not move much on Tuesday.  The mountains though will see temps fall into the upper 20's to around 30 degrees.  This means any moisture that does fall overnight in the high country will be of the frozen variety, likely freezing mist or light freezing rain.  This will not be enough to cause any problems with power but travel may be tricky first thing in the morning.  No threat of ice in the foothills though.  That is strictly limited for the mountains. 

Tuesday temps will not move much and clouds will be stubborn to break down as the cold air damming event holds in place.  A few isolated showers are possible even Tuesday. Again, temps hold in the 40's.   By Wednesday the wedge will break down and warmer weather comes surging back North.  That warm front though means the chance for showers returns for Wednesday.  Synopticlly the weather pattern will remain unsettled.   Thursday looks to be the warmest day of the week with highs approaching 70 degrees. The last time anyone in the viewing area saw 70 degree weather was December 19th, 2017.  I'm sure most will welcome it back.  On Friday another frontal system approaches the area bringing the chance of showers back into the forecast for Friday and Saturday.  Temps return to near normal (53-54 degrees) for the weekend.

Chris White

Chief Meteorologist