Dry Monday, but rain possible throughout much of the week

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The area of high pressure that brought Southwest Virginia fair weather during the weekend is moving offshore and rain is slated to return Tuesday.

The dry and mild weather continues for Monday with afternoon temperatures anywhere from the mid 60s and into the low 70s. The day will start off with mostly sunny skies, but increasing clouds are expect during the afternoon and evening hours.

A frontal system will approach the region Tuesday. Off and on showers will make their way into the region. Much of this rain will be light, but a few rumbles of thunder are not out of the question during the afternoon hours. Winds will also pick up as a cold front moves through the area. Gusts ranging from 20 – 30 mph are possible. The above-average temperatures will stick around in the forecast for the remainder of the week, with high temperatures reaching the 60s across Southwest Virginia.

Showers will linger into Wednesday, but there will be breaks in the rainfall. Some sunshine will peek out from time to time, but it will generally be mostly cloudy for Tuesday and Wednesday. A few showers may linger into Thursday, but it is looking a little drier. Overall rainfall totals between Tuesday and into Thursday will mainly be less than an inch.

Another system will move north of Southwest Virginia Friday. A cold front will sweep through the area later in the day. Showers are possible during the day and winds will increase as the front passes through. Cooler air will move in later on.

The weekend will be slightly cooler. High temperatures will be closer to average, reaching the 50s during the afternoon. The chance for rain still hangs around in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.

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