ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — You’ll still want to keep the coat and scarf out for the next few days as the chilly air sticks around Southwest Virginia.
A storm system to our south may produce some light rain in portions of Southside Virginia Thursday morning. It may even be cold enough for light snow in the higher elevations of the Mountain Empire. However, some of this precipitation may evaporate before reaching the ground. For the most part, this storm system will mainly give us more cloud cover.
We’ll start the day with mostly cloudy skies and morning temperatures in the 30s and upper 20s. These clouds will gradually break apart during the afternoon, keeping our temperatures on the chilly side. Highs will only be in the 40s and lower 50s for Thursday. Skies will become mostly clear by the evening, allowing temperatures to plummet overnight.
It will feel more like December on Friday with morning temperatures in the middle 20s and into the lower 30s. While near to below-freezing temperatures are expected across the region Friday morning, the growing season has ended for much of Southwest Virginia. The exception is Southside. A Freeze Warning will go into effect early Friday morning for Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, and Patrick counties. This warning includes Martinsville and Danville. Remember to cover or bring in your plants tonight and make sure your pets have a warm place away from the cold.
Although we’ll have to deal with cold morning temperatures, a quiet weather pattern will take place for the next several days. Expect a good deal of sunshine Friday with highs in the upper 40s and 50s. Make sure to bundle up for those high school football games. It’s going to be chilly out there!
Dry weather is slated for the weekend, but there is the chance for frost each morning. For Saturday, morning temperatures will be in the cold 30s, and afternoon highs will reach the 50s. We’ll still have to deal with cold morning temperatures Sunday, but it will be slightly warmer for the afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s and lower 60s.
Keep in mind, daylight saving ends on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 a.m. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you head to bed Saturday night. This is also the time where you should replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
An area of high pressure will camp out over the region for the beginning of the upcoming week, meaning the dry and quiet weather pattern will stick around. We’ll also notice a slow warming trend as high pressure builds in. It won’t be as cold Monday morning with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Afternoon highs will mainly be in the 60s. Some locations could hit the 70-degree mark Tuesday afternoon.