Pinpoint Weather: Chilly morning and warm afternoon ahead, weak cold front on the way

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — More sunshine is in the forecast for Southwest Virginia as an area of high pressure continues to camp out over the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

It will be a chilly start to Wednesday, but it won’t be as cold as previous mornings. Due to some high-level clouds overhead, many locations will have temperatures in the 40s and lower 50s around sunrise. Isolated frost may still form in some areas.

Otherwise, skies will be mainly sunny for much of the day. The warming trend will continue with afternoon highs slated to be in the middle to upper 70s in the Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside. The New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands will experience high temperatures in the lower 70s.

A cold front is slated to sweep through the area late Thursday. We can expect clouds to increase late in the day with slightly warmer afternoon temperatures in the 70s. Winds will be breezy at times, too. Showers will move in from the west as we head into the late afternoon/evening hours. The best chance for scattered showers will be west of the Blue Ridge. Areas east of the Blue Ridge may see a few isolated showers, but rain chances are not as likely. The cold front should exit toward the east early Friday morning.

A few stray showers cannot be ruled out for Friday. Otherwise, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy for the day. It will be slightly cooler with highs in the 60s and lower to middle 70s.

A mix of sun and clouds will be over Southwest Virginia Saturday. High temperatures will be in the 60s and lower 70s. Overnight temperatures will be in the chilly 40s.

Sunday is looking fairly dry, but clouds will increase ahead of our next frontal boundary. Some showers are possible late Sunday, but our best chance to see some rain will be Monday.

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