Pinpoint Weather: Another cold night ahead, milder pattern heading toward the weekend

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Pinpoint Weather: Another cold night ahead, but milder weather heading toward the weekend

High pressure is in control of the region and will be through the weekend.  The position of the high will determine the temperature profile of the area as the winds will rotate in from different directions.  If the high is to the overhead the winds will generally be light and the temps will be a result of the air that is already in place. As for tonight the high will be overhead and since there is cold air already in place, once the sun sets the air temperature will drop. Expect to see temps near or below freezing tonight in most locations.

Thursday will see a slight warm up, but not much as the high is still expected to stay over the Commonwealth.  Winds will be slipping under the dome of high pressure in our Piedmont areas, coming in from the south, so a few degrees milder is expected.

Friday and Saturday the high will shift to the south and be positioned over the Carolina coasts.  This will allow for a southwest flow of air and the region will be milder. Highs on Friday and Saturday will be in the upper 60s.  Chilly nights will be present as the dry air and little wind help drop our temps quickly.

Sunday will be a day that will see some clouds cover as the high starts to break down and exit the coast. This opens the door for a mix of clouds and sunshine that will keep the temps down. Although warmer is slated to move in ahead of a front to the west, the clouds will keep the mercury in the thermometer down a bit.  Highs will be in the low 60s.

Monday will see cloudy skies and a slight chance for rain. The area will be on the dry side so the rain may not be much more than a few scattered showers.  The better chance for more widespread rain is slated for Wednesday.  Not etched in stone of course so I will continue to adjust the forecast based on new information.

Stay safe and healthy

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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