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Current Conditions
Galax

Temp: 37.4°F

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 5:19PM

Becoming Cloudy & Milder

Clouds and spotty showers linger into early Monday. We’ll have partial clearing Tuesday and remain on the mild side. Our next shot at rain comes Wednesday.

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Sunday

Hi: 44 Lo: 38

Mostly cloudy; Spotty light rain possible; Light south wind
Monday

Hi: 57 Lo: 42

Mostly cloudy; Mild; Spotty, light rain possible; SW wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 61 Lo: 43

Partly sunny; Remaining mild; SW wind 5-10 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 50 Lo: 38

Generally cloudy; Light rain, mainly PM
Thursday

Hi: 48 Lo: 36

Mostly cloudy; Perhaps some lingering AM light rain

Further Out

Friday - Mostly cloudy; Light rain possible late day; High in the lower 50s; Low near 40 degrees
Saturday - Mostly cloudy; Rain showers possible; High in the mid 50s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

With a southerly flow, temperatures will creep up and stay mild through the midweek.

Tuesday looks to be the mildest day of the week under continued southerly flow. Another low pressure system develops along the Texas coast and moves into the Lower Mississippi Valley by Wednesday with our next chance for rain. That system quickly transitions offshore while another low develops in the Central Plains Thursday. This system moves into the Great Lakes Friday with a warm front stretching through the Ohio Valley into western Virginia producing increasing clouds and maybe some showers.

The cold front associated with the aforementioned system finally swings through the region on Saturday with a few showers possible early. We will begin to see a gradual downward trend in temperatures; however, the really cold stuff doesn't make it here until closer to Christmas with reinforcing shots of Arctic air.

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