Pinpoint Weather: Cold front brings rain, cooler temperatures, and a drop in humidity

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A cold front will sweep through Southwest and Central Virginia this morning, bringing wet weather to the region.

A broad line of showers and storms will move west-to-east during the morning hours. Periods of heavy rainfall are possible. Although this same front produced severe storms and tornadoes in the Midwest, the activity in Southwest and Central Virginia won’t be as robust.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Halifax, Charlotte, and far southeastern Pittsylvania counties under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. A storm or two could become strong to severe in these areas with the main threat being damaging wind gusts. Otherwise, the severe weather threat is low.

The bulk of the wet weather will exit toward the east during the afternoon. Cloud cover will be stubborn, although a little sunshine may try to break through during the early evening hours. High temperatures will be in the cooler 70s for Tuesday.

Skies will continue to clear Tuesday evening, but some clouds will linger in Southside Virginia. Overnight lows will be in the noticeably cooler 50s and 40s.

High pressure will build in behind the cold front. For Wednesday and Thursday, expect dry weather will temperatures slowly warming their way up into the 70s and low to mid 80s. Friday will be relatively dry, but we can’t rule out the chance for a few stray showers.

Hit-or-miss showers and storms return for the weekend. It will be muggy again will high temperatures in the 80s.

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