Pinpoint Weather: Coastal system could bring light showers to parts of Southside, Central VA; warming temperatures start Sunday

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The weekend may be here but it’s still going to be a bit chilly.

We’ve got high temperatures forecast in the upper 40s to the lower 50s in the mountains and into the mid 50s elsewhere.

Clouds will be moving in throughout the day on Saturday as well. We can’t rule out a late-day shower possible along the Route 58 corridor.

It will also be a bit breezy at times in the eastern part of the region – mainly from around the Lynchburg and Danville areas and points east from there including South Boston, Brookneal, Charlotte Court House and Virgilina.

Into Saturday night, showers from a coastal system will bring at least the chance for a few more showers possible along the Route 58 corridor as well as east of the Route 29 corridor. Showers should be relatively isolated, but there is still that chance.

One bit of good news is that our low temperatures in these regions will be a bit warmer (above freezing) so the risk of any wintry precipitation is not in the cards. Any showers that move into the region will be on the light side and shouldn’t be widespread.

For Sunday, that coastal system will slowly push a bit further out to sea but we will still have some lingering clouds – mainly early.

Temperatures, though, will be a bit warmer with highs in the 50s to near 60 across the region.

As we start a new week on Monday, skies will clear and temperatures will warm to above normal levels – from the 60s to near 70 across the board.

Our dry conditions are expected to continue throughout most of the upcoming week with a mild period in store.

The next chance for showers comes into the area on Friday with highs in the 50s in the mountains and the 60s east of the Blue Ridge.

We still have Tropical Storm Wanda which is well out to sea and will continue pushing well away from the mainland, so it poses no threat whatsoever to us.

Lastly, tonight’s the night that we turn the clocks back one hour. Use the opportunity to also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detector(s).

Enjoy the extra hour of sleep tonight! It’s going to be a bit of a shock to us as it will be getting dark shortly after 5 p.m. starting Sunday night.

Gary Boyer

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