Brief Ice Risk

Mainly Cold Rain Sunday Afternoon and Evening
Cold Snap Tuesday
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 5:13 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 8, 2022 at 10:35 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - After morning lows in the single number and teens, high temperatures barely got above freezing Saturday afternoon.

It won’t be as frigid overnight as a south breeze kicks in ahead of a developing storm system over the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys.

As rain arrives from the west Sunday morning, it may begin as some freezing rain / ice, especially over the Shenandoah Valley and northern Blue Ridge Mountains. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service from 7 to 11 AM Sunday. Watch for slick areas on untreated surfaces.

It’s a cold rain Sunday afternoon and evening. Areas of fog possible.

Rain will exit Sunday night. Temperatures drop to below freezing levels and that may lead to some icy spots with refreezing Monday morning.

Becoming much colder on Tuesday.

A moderating trend mid and late week with a quiet weather pattern for the second week of January.

Saturday night: Clear and chilly. Lows in the 20s and then the temperature will rise a few degrees by dawn with a south breeze.

Sunday: Rain arrives. It may begin as a little freezing rain/ice over especially the Shenandoah Valley and northern Blue Ridge Mountains in the morning. Highs in the low to mid 40s. Patchy fog.

Sunday night: Rain exits. Watch for refreezing with icy areas by Monday morning. Lows in the 20s.

Monday: Mostly sunny and chilly. Highs lower 40s. Lows in the teens.

Tuesday: Sunshine and colder. Highs lower 30s. Lows in the teens.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs low to mid 40s. Lows upper 20s.

Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs upper 40s. Lows mid 20s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs mid 40s. Lows lower 30s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a rain shower chance. Highs upper 40s.

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