Pinpoint Weather: A cool weekend ahead before a decent warmup enters the forecast midweek

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Welcome to the halfway point of a long weekend!

We’re expecting a dry weekend for most of us with some moderating temperatures briefly entering the forecast on Sunday.

For Saturday, though, we’re looking for a few clouds filtering in during the afternoon as highs will climb up into the 40s in the mountains and into the lower 50s further east.

Despite a few passing clouds, most of us should be generally sunny today.

If you’re heading up to C’ville for the Commonwealth Clash, the weather will be chilly and Partly Cloudy. We can’t rule out a stray sprinkle or flurry possible later in the game and on the way home. By the game’s end, we’ll be back into the lower 40s by the end of the game.

For Saturday night, we’re expecting a few clouds. A stray sprinkle or two is possible north of Route 460 but most of us will remain dry with another chilly night – just not quite as chilly as last night. We’re looking at lows in the upper 20s in the mountains to the lower 30s east of the Blue Ridge

Partly Cloudy skies are forecast on Sunday with temperatures warming up a bit from Saturday’s highs. We’re looking at mid and upper 40s toward the Highlands to the lower 50s in the NRV and middle and upper 50s in the east.

Winds will also be ramping up a bit behind a fast-moving cold front with west winds in the 10-15 mph range for most of us, though gusts could top out close to 25 mph at times. Winds will subside a bit later in the day.

That cold front is very moisture-starved; however, some flurries and snow showers will be possible along the western slopes on Sunday night. They’ll exit by Monday.

Speaking of Monday, temperatures will be a good 10 degrees cooler as brisk NW winds will help to make it feel even cooler. Monday’s highs will fall back into the 30s in the mountains and the 40s east of the Blue Ridge, though we’re looking mainly sunny through the day.

Starting on Tuesday, we’re trending out high temperatures on the warmer side with highs largely into the 50s.

Wednesday’s temperatures will be similar to Tuesday’s.

By Thursday and Friday, the NRV and the Highlands can expect highs into the 50s with other locations looking into the 60s.

Our weather is also looking dry into next week as well.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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