ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An area of high pressure will continue to dominate much of the Mid-Atlantic. This will give Southwest Virginia chilly mornings and seasonably warm afternoons for the next few days.
Clear skies and calm winds during the overnight hours will allow patchy frost to develop early Tuesday. Morning temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s in parts of the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley, Southside, and the Alleghany Highlands. If precautions were not taken beforehand, then tender plants may be damaged from the early morning cold and patchy frost. However, we’re not expecting widespread frost.
Otherwise, Tuesday is shaping up to be another quiet and sunny day. The dry airmass in place will result in little to no cloud cover overhead. It will be a few degrees warmer with high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley. The Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside will have highs in the lower to mid-70s. Mostly clear skies will remain in place for the evening hours. It will still be chilly, but not as cold. Overnight lows will be in the 40s.
The quiet weather pattern continues into Wednesday. There will be a gradual warming trend across the region with highs in the mild 70s for Wednesday and Thursday. A few locations in Southside Virginia may reach the 80-degree mark Thursday. This will only be a brief period of warmer-than-average temperatures.
A cold front is slated to sweep through the area Thursday. This front will spark some rain showers — mainly west of the Blue Ridge — Thursday evening into early Friday morning. Rain coverage will be spotty, so not everyone will see wet weather.
Next weekend is looking dry and seasonably warm. High temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s for Saturday and Sunday. Cloud cover will be variable for both days.
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