Clear skies and breezy wind Friday, warming trend continues

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The dry conditions continue across Southwest Virginia as we approach the weekend.

An area of high pressure is overhead and will dominate the region into Saturday. That means fair weather will persist across Southwest Virginia. Expect little to no cloud cover overhead for Friday with slightly warmer afternoon temperatures in the 60s and close to the 70 degree mark.

Winds will still be breezy, even gusty, at times in Southwest Virginia. While winds will be below Wind Advisory criteria, there will be issues when it comes to fire danger. The dry conditions, gusty winds, and low humidity will result in an increased risk for fire weather. Wildfires could spread rapidly in these conditions, so outdoor burning is not recommended for Friday. Keep in mind, open air burning is prohibited before 4 p.m. in Virginia through April 30th.

Mostly sunny skies are expected for Saturday with lighter winds in the forecast. The warming trend continues into the weekend with many spots warming back up into the 70s by Sunday. Clouds will be variable on Sunday as a weak front pushes through the region. A few spotty showers are possible, but better chance for rain are slated for next week.

Temperatures will continue to warm up into the warm 70s for next week. Moisture will increase across the region and some incoming disturbances will result in the chance for showers for the middle of next week.

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