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Wind chill warnings issued for parts of Va.
A sign on the front door of First Baptist Church on Starling Ave. in Martinsville announces church services have been canceled for Sunday morning. Temperatures are expected to drop to single digits in the area tonight, with wind chill factors around -8 possible. (Bulletin photo by Mike Wray)
Monday, January 6, 2014
Bulletin and AP reports
Temperatures in some parts of Virginia could feel like 30 degrees below zero Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warnings from the Alleghany Highlands southeast to the Virginia Piedmont, including the Roanoke and New River valleys, and areas west of the Blue Ridge. The warnings are in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon.
Below-zero temperatures and wind gusts could result in wind chills of minus 30 degrees in these areas.
There is a chance of rain and snow this morning, with weather clearing later in the day. The temperature is expected to reach 24 degrees by 5 p.m., with an overnight low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -8 are possible.
Weather will be clear and dangerously cold Tuesday, with a high of 17 and a low of 8. Wind chill values as low as -8 are possible.
Central Virginia, South Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore and the Northern Neck could see wind chills between 5 degrees and minus 10 degrees. Temperatures are expected to be in the teens and single digits.
Two to 5 inches of snow is expected by Monday evening in Tazewell and Smyth counties in Southwest Virginia.