ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Enjoy the sunshine and dry weather while you can because chilly and damp conditions are expected by the end of the week.
It will be a cold Wednesday morning with temperatures in the sub-freezing middle 20s and lower 30s. Winds will be breezy at times with mostly to partly sunny skies overhead. Highs will be in the lower and middle 50s in the New River Valley and the Alleghany Highlands. The Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside can expect afternoon temperatures in the slightly cooler lower 60s.
Similar to Wednesday, Thursday with start with morning temperatures in the 20s and lower 30s. Winds won’t be an issue with afternoon highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Increasing cloudiness is expected late in the day.
A system will bring off-and-on rain showers to Southwest and Central Virginia Friday. Some snow/sleet may mix in at higher elevations and along western slopes, but little to no accumulation is expected. It will be noticeably colder with highs in the 40s. Winds will pick up as the day continues.
Saturday looks mostly dry, blustery, and chilly. If you’re planning on heading out, make sure to dress warmly! Morning temperatures will be in the 30s. Mostly to partly cloudy skies will be overhead with afternoon highs in the 40s and lower 50s.
Spotty showers are possible late Sunday. Otherwise, the cooler-than-average conditions will stay in place. Morning temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s with afternoon temperatures in the 40s and lower 50s.
As a reminder, daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 a.m. Before you head to bed Saturday, make sure to turn your clock ahead one hour. This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.