Pinpoint Weather: Cold mornings ahead, chilly pattern continues

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Get ready to bundle up this Wednesday morning! Cold conditions are in the forecast for the next few days.

You may wake up to some patchy frost on your car and on the grass Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be in the 30s and upper 20s to start the day. Some pockets of fog may impact drivers during the morning commute, but Wednesday looks to be relatively quiet. We’ll start the day with sunshine, but clouds will increase during the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be in the 40s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Highs in the lower to middle 50s are expected elsewhere.

Another disturbance will impact Southwest Virginia late Wednesday into Thursday morning, but dry air aloft will keep most of the precipitation from reaching the ground. Some light rain showers are possible, more so south of US 460. It may be cold enough for some light snow in the higher elevations of the Mountain Empire Thursday morning. However, it will be difficult for the snow to accumulate due to the warm ground.

Overall, there is a slight chance for a few rain showers Thursday morning with mountain snow possible at elevations higher than 2,500 ft. Southwest Virginia will start the day with mostly cloudy skies, but partial clearing will occur later in the day. Morning temperatures will be in the 30s and upper 20s while afternoon high temperatures will be in the middle 40s – lower 50s for Thursday.

The region will stay quiet weather-wise for the next several days. It will feel more like December on Friday with morning temperatures in the middle 20s – lower 30s. Frost will have the chance to develop in some spots. Otherwise, there will be a good deal of sunshine with highs in the upper 40s – middle 50s. Make sure to bundle up for those high school football games!

A storm system will ride along the East Coast Saturday. We won’t see much from this system other than an increase in cloud cover at times. Morning temperatures will be in the 30s and afternoon highs will reach the 50s. More sunshine is slated for Sunday. We’ll still have to deal with cold morning temperatures, 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.

Due to an area of high pressure, dry weather will stick around the forecast for the beginning of next week. We’ll also notice a slow warming trend as high pressure builds in. It won’t be as cold for the morning hours with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Afternoon highs will mainly be in the 60s.

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