Pinpoint Weather: Cooler conditions settle in for the beginning of November

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — It’s the start of November! Many in Southwest Virginia will see more sunshine for the beginning of the month, but showers will have the chance to move in later in the week.

An area of high pressure will briefly stick around the region for Monday. This system will keep us relatively dry for the start of the week. Morning temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s. Skies will be mostly to partly cloudy throughout the day. There will be a breeze blowing through, making it feel very fall-like outside with high temperatures reaching the 60s and upper 50s. Clouds will gradually increase during the overnight hours with low temperatures making their way into the 40s and 30s.

A weak system will have the chance to move through the region Tuesday. Some snow is possible on the west-facing slopes of Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Highland, and Bath counties. Elsewhere, a few rain showers are possible. Skies will generally be mostly cloudy to overcast and it will be noticeably cooler outside. Highs will be in the 40s in the mountains while the rest of the region will warm up into the 50s.

Depending on the winds, frost could be a concern Wednesday morning. Many locations will start the day with morning temperatures in the 30s and upper 20s. Parts of the Roanoke Valley and Central Virginia could wake up to frost, so take precautions when it comes to protecting your plants and pets. The growing season has ended from much of the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley, but frost will have the chance to develop in those areas as well. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for Rockbridge County. This includes Lexington and Buena Vista. Temperatures as low as 30°F are possible overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Other than the chance for frost during the early morning hours, Wednesday is looking dry with a mix of sun and clouds overhead. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Central Virginia, Southside, and the Roanoke Valley will warm up into the lower to middle 50s.

Another storm system will impact Southwest Virginia late Thursday into Friday. Some rain showers will make their way into the region Thursday afternoon and into Friday. Snow showers cannot be ruled out for parts of the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley. The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team will continue to keep an eye on this system as there will be some shifts in the forecast. Overall, this is not expected to be a major rain/snow event.

An area of high pressure will build into the region late Friday through Sunday. While some mountain snow showers are possible, the forecast is looking drier for much of the region. It will still be on the chilly side with morning temperatures in the 20s/30s and afternoon highs in the 40s/50s.

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