Yet another weather advisory from the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg today.
No, not snow this time, but wind. Snow may arrive around dark.
.. WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY… * LOCATIONS… ALONG AND ADJACENT TO THE BLUE RIDGE. * HAZARDS… STRONG WIND GUSTS. * WINDS… NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. * TIMING… THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * IMPACTS… TRAVELING WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR HIGHER PROFILE VEHICLES. SOME WEAKER OR DEAD TREES COULD BE UPROOTED, WITH LIMBS ALSO LIKELY TO BREAK. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.
… STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH TONIGHT… .AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT AND CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN LOW PRESSURE TO THE NORTH AND HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTHWEST INCREASES. THIS WILL RESULT IN WINDS GUSTING OVER 50 MPH ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
NWS has backed off on snow predictions but extreme cold and wind will heighten the freeing conditions that are expected to bring temperatures down from a high of 38 during the day to low teens overnight.
Low temperatures are expected to last through Friday with a “relatively” warmer outlook for a high of 45 on Sunday and a low of 31. Expect lows in the lower 20s on Thursday and Friday with winds that will bring the wind chill down close to or below zero.
Two weeks until Christmas. Bundle up and be careful out there.