Rocky Mount, VA - There are finally some signs that Spring is trying to make a come back across the area this week. But as the warmer air moves in and out, wintry weather may sneak up on us.
Cold air will wedge down into the area Monday night just as moisture returns up and over the cold air Tuesday morning. Anything falling early Tuesday would be sleet or freezing rain. Right now, the ice doesn't look like too big of a deal, but it only takes a glaze to make bridges and colder roads slick.
By the afternoon Tuesday, temps will warm up some and the skies should clear a bit. Temperatures will continue to RISE into Tuesday night, jumping into the 50s by Wednesday morning.
Wednesday will feel like Spring. Warm SW winds will bring in humid and mild air with temps neawr 60. Showers and even a few storms are possible ahead of a strong cold front.
Areas of low pressure will ride along the front, slowing it down. As the front crosses, very heavy rain could develop and possibly lead to flooding. Remember, the ground is fairly saturated with recent snow melt.
The cold front approaching Wednesday and Thursday will be an "anafront". The upper winds will not shift depsite the surface front passing through. That means temps will fall fast while moisture will stay in place.
Rain will change to wet snow and could accumulate with significant accumulations possible Thursday morning, especially in the mountains.
Thursday's system could be big for some areas, especially the mountains. Rain and flooding with a few storms Wednesday will also need our attention this week.