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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Cold weather grips county

Friday, January 3, 2014

By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer

Franklin County residents woke up today (Friday, Jan. 3) to what could be the coldest day of winter so far.

And it's going to hang around for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Blacksburg.

The forecast for today calls for a high of only 30 degrees, but gusting wind will make it feel much colder.

While most of today will be sunny, it will be blustery with winds out of the northwest between 18 and 23 miles per hour this morning, decreasing to 11 to 16 miles per hour this afternoon, according to the NWS.

Tonight, the forecast calls for temperatures to dip to around 17 degrees with winds calming down to between five and seven miles per hour.

On Saturday, the weather forecast for Franklin County calls for sunny skies and the mercury climbing to 40 degrees. Winds will be between five and six miles per hour. However, the temperatures will fall in the evening hours to below freezing with a low of 28 degrees.

More cold weather is forecast for Sunday with freezing rain moving in before 9 a.m., then rain likely. The day will be cloudy with a high of 44 degrees.

Sunday night, rain and snow showers are likely. Temperatures are expected to be around 32 degrees, the NWS said.

Cold weather is expected to continue into next week with temperatures becoming much colder and nighttime temperatures plummeting to between 13 and 15 degrees, according to the NWS.

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