Pinpoint Weather: Cooler air settles in for the weekend

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A cold front will sweep through Southwest Virginia early Friday morning. While the front brought some heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the area overnight, drier and cooler conditions are in the forecast to end the workweek.

A few rain showers may linger around after sunrise, but the bulk of the wet weather will be off toward the east for the Friday morning commute. Morning temperatures will start in the 40s and 50s. Skies will gradually clear during the morning and winds will be breezy at times. We won’t notice much of a cooldown for Friday as high temperatures will be in the upper 50s and 60s.

Grab a jacket, coat, or blanket if you’re heading to any high school football games Friday night. Skies will be mainly clear and temperatures will be in the lower 50s and 40s by the fourth quarter. Overnight temperatures will fall into the cold 30s and lower 40s.

The cooler air will settle in for the weekend. There is the chance for a few mountain rain and snow showers along west-facing slopes Saturday morning. A dusting is possible in these areas. However, there won’t be too much moisture to work with. Otherwise, much of Southwest Virginia will see partly to mostly sunny skies overhead with breezy winds blowing through. High temperatures will be in the chilly upper 40s and into the middle 50s.

Freezing conditions return to the forecast Sunday morning as temperatures start in the 20s and lower 30s. Cloud cover will be variable throughout the day. Highs will be in the middle 40s and into the middle 50s for the afternoon.

The chilly weather pattern is expected to continue into the beginning of next week. While a few snow showers may make their way into areas west of the Blue Ridge Parkway Monday morning, don’t expect much. It will still be breezy at times and a mix of sun and clouds will be overhead. Morning temperatures will be in the chilly 30s Monday morning. High temperatures will only reach the 40s and lower 50s.

High pressure will build into Southwest Virginia Tuesday, giving the region more sunshine and a slight warm-up. High temperatures will be in the chilly 50s for Tuesday. However, some locations may reach the lower to middle 60s by Wednesday. Morning temperatures will still be on the cold side, though. Expect temperatures in the 20s and lower 30s for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

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