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Independence , VA

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:30PM

Colder Sunday

A cold front moved through last night from the west. In its wake, Sunday featured much colder temperatures along with snow showers and flurries at high elevations. Winds remain strong this evening gradually lessening after midnight. Looking ahead, expect dry weather for Thanksgiving week with generally seasonable temperatures across the board.

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Sunday

Hi: 39 Lo: 27

Clearing and cold: NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty
Monday

Hi: 50 Lo: 33

Mostly sunny; Seasonably cool; West wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 55 Lo: 39

More clouds; A step milder; SW wind 5-10 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 51 Lo: 31

Partly cloudy; Cooler
Thursday

Hi: 48 Lo: 33

Partly cloudy; Chilly for Thanksgiving

Further Out

Friday - Sunny; Pleasant and seasonable; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Saturday - Partly sunny; Turning colder Sat. night; High in the mid 50s; Low in the lower 30s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure builds rapidly from the west Monday before shifting offshore Tuesday. It will promote fair weather and subsiding winds later today through Monday. On its backside, southerly return flow will bring in some additional moisture to promote more cloud cover for Tuesday. Some spotty light rain/drizzle cannot be ruled out Tuesday night, but we aren't totally sold on the idea. Just bear in mind.

The next cold front is scheduled for Tuesday night, leading to somewhat chillier air for your Thanksgiving holiday. Fortunately, the entire forecast cycle looks dry, so no weather-related travel headaches are expected across the Southern Appalachians.

Looking ahead, much colder air is possible by next Sunday. Although the upcoming week will be seasonable to seasonable cool, the end of next weekend could feel more like mid-Winter.

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