Winter Storm Wraps Up with Gusty Winds

Tracking Next Arctic Cold Front
High Wind Warning
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 3:58 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2022 at 12:29 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Wrapping up our latest Winter Storm. Snow amounts ranged from 3 to 9 inches across our region. There’s a layer of crusty sleet/ice on top of the snowfall.

As this Winter Storm exits to the northeast of the region today, winds will remain gusty and while temperatures will climb above freezing, to the 30s, wind chills will make it feel like 10s and 20s during the day. The freeze and thaw cycle will continue this week. So be prepared for icy spots and more closings and delays. Gusty winds will help prevent a massive refreeze since the wind will help dry off pavement.

An Arctic cold front will arrive late Wednesday night and early Thursday and may bring some rain and or snow showers to the region. Another cold blast of temperatures will follow behind the front to finish out the week and linger into next weekend. Forecast models are not consistent at this time, but another storm is possible Friday into Saturday. Continue to check back for updates.

Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Mostly cloudy, windy and cold. Highs upper 30s to lower 40s for central VA and low to mid 30s for the Shenandoah Valley. Lows upper 10s to mid 20s.

Tuesday: Icy spots in the morning from refreezing. Sunshine and brisk. Highs near 40. Lows low 20s.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs upper 40s. A rain to snow shower overnight with the next Cold Front. Lows lower 30s.

Thursday: AM rain or snow showers end. Partly sunny, brisk and colder. Highs upper 30s. Lows upper 10s.

Friday: Partly sunny and colder. Highs mid to upper 20s. Lows 10s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, snow possible. Highs low 30s. Lows 10s.

Sunday: Partly sunny, cold. Highs upper 30s to 40.

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