Pinpoint Weather: Cloudy Thursday, daily rain chances in forecast

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A cold front will slowly push toward the east this Thursday. Overall, much of Southwest and Central Virginia will notice slightly cooler and cloudier conditions to end the workweek.

A few pockets of fog and some stray light rain showers will impact the Thursday morning commute for some drivers. Otherwise, we have two systems that are bringing the area plenty of moisture: what’s left of Nicholas to our southwest and a tropical disturbance off the Georgia/South Carolina coast. These two features, along the cold front, will make for humid conditions and give the area the chance for hit-or-miss showers and storms. Not everyone will see rain, but any shower/storm that develops could produce tropical downpours. Expect mostly cloudy skies overhead with high temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Similar conditions are in the forecast for Friday, as well. The morning will start with some patchy fog and spotty showers/storms are possible as we head into the afternoon hours. Highs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s. Severe weather is not anticipated for both Thursday and Friday, but the downpours could lead to localized flooding or ponding in the roadways.

Although there will be a slight decrease in cloud cover Saturday, there will still be enough moisture in place for a few showers and storms to pop up during the afternoon. However, it won’t be a washout. It will be a few degrees warmer outside with highs in the upper 70s and lower to middle 80s.

Slight rain chances will remain in the forecast for Sunday, but an area of high pressure will keep most of the wet weather off to our west. This will be the case for the beginning of the upcoming week, too. Temperatures will still be a few degrees above average with highs in the upper 70s and lower to middle 80s.

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