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Weather Whiplash is Expected This Weekend

HENERY COUNTY– This coming weekend, Old Man Winter makes another return to our coverage area and along with his arrival, we can expect high winds, wind chills, and a flash freeze.

Get ready for what could be a wild 48 hours, as we could see extreme weather changes. The National Weather Service out of Blacksburg, VA has not issued any watches or warnings for our coverage area, but that could change.

For Friday afternoon, enjoy the sunshine and mild temperatures. Overnight lows will remain in the mid-upper 30's, with overcast conditions.

Saturday will feature clouds early in the morning, with temperatures near 40°. By mid afternoon, we will start to see rain moving in and forecasted highs in the upper 40's. Rain could be heavy at times, with at least 0.50-1.00 inch of rain expected.

By the time Saturday night arrives, rain will continue through midnight. Overnight lows will be in the low-mid 40's.

As we head into Sunday morning, we will start the day out overcast and temperatures in the mid 40's, which will be our forecast high. We will see our winds start to pick up out of the West-North-West around lunch time (12:00-2:00 PM). By that time, our temperatures will be in the low-mid 30's, with our wind howling around 25-40 MPH. Wind chills are forecasted to be in the low 20's and upper teens.

We will most likely see power outages later in the afternoon, with higher gusts in the 40-50 MPH plus.

Around the dinner time hour (5:00-8:00 PM), we will notice our temperatures in the low-mid 20's, with wind chill values in the teens.

During the overnight hours, temperatures will be in the upper single digits-lower teens, with wind chills below zero to lower single digits.

With the rain that is left on the roadways Saturday and the extreme drop in temperatures on Sunday, the water could freeze over on Sunday afternoon, especially on the secondary roads. That is an example of a flash freeze.

Stay with BTW21 all weekend long for the latest weather updates.

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