Pinpoint Weather: Cold pattern continues into the weekend

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Cold air is dropping into the region and will be lingering around for the weekend. The normal highs for this time of year are around the middle 60s east of the foothills, the upper 50s in the hills, our current pattern has us about 10 – 15 degrees less than the norm.  This weekend will be no different.

The bitter cold air in the mountains has prompted a few of the ski resorts to begin the process of establishing a base of snow. The clear nights and light winds will allow the temps to drop quickly.  Highs will be slow to warm on Friday and Saturday.

If you are planning any outdoor activities this weekend, make sure to bundle up appropriately. Apple picking is still a fun family activity as well as some nice exercise.

As we head into Sunday there is a disturbance that is expected to move up the coast. That area of low pressure will provide some cold cover to our eastern counties Sunday morning and afternoon. Rain will more than likely stay east of the region, but a few light rain showers are possible. The Roanoke and Lynchburg along with our mountain communities will likely not see much rain, just some cloud cover.

Once the low moves past the Delmarva Peninsula Sunday the region will warm back up into the 70s.  Sunny skies are also expected most of the week. Rain may return by Thursday.

Remember to change out the batteries in your smoke detectors and CO (carbon monoxide) monitors when you push back your clocks this weekend.

Stay Safe,
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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