Pinpoint Weather: Breezy and milder on Sunday before a brief cool down on Monday

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Wrapping up the long holiday weekend, we can expect milder temperatures but it will be a bit breezy at times.

West winds are expected to be sustained in the 10-15 mph range – especially west of the Blue Ridge. At times, we could have gusts between 25-30 mph.

We will notice clouds increase a bit through the day across much of the region, though Southside may keep the sunshine a bit more prevalent through the day. A few west slope snow showers are possible during the afternoon.

Sunday’s highs will range from the 40s in the mountains to the 50s at lower elevations. Some parts of Southside could flirt with 60 degrees – especially along and east of Route 29.

Then, we’ll drop the temperatures fairly significantly heading into Sunday night with lows in the 20s across the region.

Breezy conditions will continue – mainly west of the Blue Ridge, so combine that wind with cold temperatures, we can expect wind chill factors into the single digits and teens over most locations in the western part of the region. Wind chills will be noticeable elsewhere, but not quite as significant. Still, you’ll certainly need to bundle up if you’re heading out tonight.

Some mountain snow showers will also still be possible into Sunday night. The rest of us will be dry.

We get back into the grind on Monday with mainly sunny skies but it will still be a bit brisk with 10-15 mph winds still possible along with some gusts close to 20 mph at times. Expect highs about 10 degrees or so cooler than Sunday’s highs.

The good news is, we’ve got a decent warm-up scheduled as we progress through next week. The warmer temperatures start on Tuesday as the mountain communities will see mid-to-upper 40s with mid-to-upper 50s elsewhere.

Wednesday’s temperatures will compare to Tuesday’s.

By Thursday and Friday, areas west of the Blue Ridge will see highs in the 50s. Further east, we’re looking into the 60s – maybe even some upper 60s along and east of Route 29.

The week ahead is also looking largely dry. Models are starting to hint at a slight chance for a shower or two on Wednesday. For now, I’m keeping that out of the official forecast for us, but that may change.

Enjoy the last day of the long holiday weekend. It’s back to work and school tomorrow.

Gary Boyer

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