Cold conditions have made their home in Blacksburg the past few nights. The first frost of the season impacted the area last weekend, with more freezing conditions expected to come. Rain chances increase into midweek with the possibility of a few snow flurries by Wednesday night.
The fall transition has accelerated here in the New River Valley over the past week. Peak season to see the fall foliage is in full swing, but with freezing temperatures already occurring, the leaves won’t be around for long.
Temperatures today will struggle to reach 60 under mostly cloudy skies. Rain chances begin to increase through the afternoon as a cold front pushes into the area. The low overnight will only fall to 40 degrees.
A quick-moving system will push through the area on Wednesday, giving us a better shot at seeing rain. The cloud cover and rain showers will keep the afternoon temperatures around 50 degrees. Rain will let up toward sunset.
The first chance at seeing a snowflake will come Wednesday evening as the system pushes away from the area. Lows at night will barely reach freezing, giving us a very slight chance of non-accumulating snow.
The remainder of the week looks rather cool. Temperatures will not break the 50 degree mark during the day, while lows dip to around freezing each night. This trend will continue into the weekend and could last into early next week.