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Isolated Severe Weather Risk Saturday Evening
Warmer Through Saturday
Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 10:41 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 12:25 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - More clouds and chilly for the rest of Thursday. Those clouds are ahead of a push of milder temperatures due in over the region Friday and Saturday.

Tracking the progress of a dynamic storm system taking shape over the Rockies. It will eject east Friday and Saturday. Producing heavy snow over portions of the northern Plains to northern Great Lakes. At this same time, the warmer side of the system will produce severe weather from the lower Ohio Valley to lower Mississippi Valley.

A lot clouds Friday and Saturday for our region. Feeling like spring time Saturday ahead of the strong Cold Front. Gusty rain and perhaps an embedded thunderstorm chance Saturday evening and night west to east for our area. Localized damaging wind gusts can’t be ruled out. Most communities will receive less than a half inch of rain. We need more rainfall as most of Commonwealth is abnormally dry or in drought conditions.

Drier and cooler Sunday. Followed by dry and milder days into a lot of next week.

Thursday afternoon: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the 40s.

Thursday night: Some clearing. Lows not as cold as last night, in the 30s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. A passing sprinkle or light shower chance. Most places remain dry. Highs in the 50s. Lows in the 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Milder and breezy. Highs upper 60s to lower 70s. Showers and gusty winds Saturday evening. Exiting after midnight. Lows near 40.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs in the 50s. Lows near 30.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Sunshine. Mild days and chilly nights. Highs lower 60s. Lows in the low to mid 30s.

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