ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The winter-like temperatures are sticking around Southwest and Central Virginia through the weekend.
A few snow flurries are possible west of the Blue Ridge Thursday morning. Otherwise, it will be a cold and breezy day, so bundle up! Morning temperatures will start in the upper 20s and 30s before warming up into the January-like 30s and 40s by the afternoon. Skies will generally be mostly to partly sunny.
Calmer winds and mostly clear conditions Thursday evening will lead to sub-freezing temperatures overnight. Expect lows to be in the 20s.
The dry weather will continue as high pressure builds into the region. Friday will mostly sunny and cold. Morning temperatures will start in the frigid lower and middle 20s with afternoon highs reaching the cooler-than-average 40s. A few locations in Central Virginia and Southside may reach the 50-degree mark.
The wintry feel in the air will stick around into the weekend. While a few passing clouds are possible, a good deal of sunshine is in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday. Each morning will start with temperatures in the cold 20s. Afternoon highs will mainly be in the chilly 40s.
The area of high pressure that has kept Southwest and Central Virginia dry will shift toward the east by the beginning of next week. Afternoons will gradually become milder with more highs in the 50s by Tuesday and Wednesday.