Pinpoint Weather: Dry for Thanksgiving, but a chilly pattern is ahead

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — It will be a cold start to Wednesday, but afternoon temperatures will be slightly milder.

Clear skies and light winds overnight will allow temperatures to fall into the teens and 20s by early Wednesday morning. You may have to scrape a little frost off of your car windshield. Otherwise, we’re expecting a quiet and sunny day ahead. It won’t be as chilly outside with afternoon temperatures making their way into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Thanksgiving Day is looking dry, but cloud cover will be variable. If you’re heading to the Drumstick DASH Thursday morning, you may want to put on a jacket or sweatshirt. Morning temperatures will be in the cold 20s and lower 30s by sunrise. As the walkers get ready by the starting line at 9 a.m., temperatures will start to warm up into the 40s.

Thursday is actually be our “mildest” day through the beginning of next week. High temperatures will range from the middle to upper 50s west of the Blue Ridge and into the lower to middle 60s elsewhere. These milder temperatures are anticipated ahead of our next cold front, which will move through overnight Thursday into early Friday morning.

There is the chance for light rain showers and mountain snow showers overnight Thursday into Friday morning. However, moisture will be limited along the cold front and this event won’t stick around for long. Rainfall and mountain snowfall totals won’t be impressive. We’ll have some leftover clouds Friday morning before seeing more sunshine by the afternoon. Black Friday shoppers should bundle up, though. Winds will be blustery at times and colder air will filter into Southwest Virginia. Much of the region will be in the 30s and 40s during the day.

The chilly weather pattern will stay in place during the weekend. Although it will be slightly milder when compared to Friday, high temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s for both Saturday and Sunday. More sunshine is slated for Saturday with skies becoming mostly cloudy at times on Sunday.

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