Rain showers will linger off and on through the next couple of days as a persistent pattern of chilly and rainy weather sets up.

An area of low pressure located over the Great lakes is expected to provide the area with much cooler than usual temperature readings this weekend. Winds will be noticeable but not overwhelming, but spotty showers off and on will define the day on Friday and they may linger into Saturday

Highs will be cool this weekend, but our warmer weather is just around the corner.

The Heart Walk is Saturday and the weather will be a bit crisp in Lynchburg. The Heartwalk starts at 10 am with temps on the chilly side. Rain is not on the agenda Saturday morning but maybe later that day.

As for the Big Race in Martinsville, that is going to be chilly as well. Look for the temps to be in the 40s by the end of the race so make sure to bring some warm gear. Also, you may want to bring some rain gear as there is a slight chance that some showers will hold off the start of the race, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30. That chance is very low, we may be looking at some spotty light rain.

Overall, the weekend will be a throwback to a wintry pattern as the NRV and Highlands may see a mix of rain and snow both Friday and Saturday. No accumulation is expected but the roads may be a bit slick, especially through some of the less-traveled locations and the mountain passes.

Stay Safe,

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist