Baby, it’s cold outside!

(Danville, Va.) – The cold, dry weather that arrived in Danville Wednesday night will be the norm for at least the next two weeks.

Dave Wirt, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, says “a big blast” of cold air from central Canada will keep nighttime lows in the teens through the weekend, with an even colder air mass headed to Southside Virginia next week.

The good news is that the winds will be relatively calm “with no big lurking winter storm, at least not in the picture right now.”

Wirt says we could see highs Friday and Saturday around 40, but otherwise expect temperatures to remain below freezing through next week. Another round of arctic air will blanket the Danville area on New Year’s Day, with a high approaching 30 and an overnight low dipping to 13.