Pinpoint Weather: Cloud cover and rain chances increase ahead of midweek cold front

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(WFXR) — Big changes are coming to our weather pattern this week thanks to a midweek cold front.

For Monday, a wedge will set up across the region as easterly winds steer cool and moist air off of the Atlantic. This will provide more cloud cover overhead, as well as the chance for a few spotty showers. While a few locations in Southside Virginia will warm up into the low 80s, much of Southwest and Central Virginia will have highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Rain chances will gradually increase Tuesday as a cold front approaches the region. This system will pull up moisture from the south, which will allow for periods of moderate to heavy rainfall at times. This may lead to localized flooding. Temperatures will run about 10°F cooler than average with highs forecast to be in the 70s.

The strong cold front will begin to pass through on Wednesday. Ahead and along the front will be showers, as well as a few thunderstorms. The threat for localized flooding will remain in place for the middle of the week. Overall, the severe weather risk is low, but a few strong storms cannot be ruled out as the front sweeps through the region. High temperatures will remain in the 70s.

A few lingering showers are possible Thursday morning. Otherwise, high pressure will build in behind the cold front. It will be a bit breezy for Thursday with skies clearing overhead. High temperatures will range from the upper 60s and into the middle 70s.

The area of high pressure will dominate our weather pattern through the end of the workweek and into the weekend. This means plenty of sunshine is in the forecast. Starting Friday, morning temperatures will be in the crisp 40s and 50s while afternoon highs will be in the 70s.

Fall officially arrives at 3:21 p.m. on Wednesday. Although we have been warming up into the 80s and low 90s for much of September so far, it will definitely start to feel more like fall outside once the cold front passes through.

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