ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An area of high pressure will keep Southwest and Central Virginia dry and quiet through Wednesday.
Prepare for a cold start to Tuesday as morning temperatures will start in the sub-freezing 20s. Lighter winds are expected across the region with a mix of sun and clouds overhead. Afternoon highs will be in the middle 40s and lower 50s.
More cloud cover is in the forecast for Wednesday as the area of high pressure shifts toward the east. However, the dry weather is sticking around. Morning temperatures will be in the cold upper 20s with afternoon highs in the slightly milder upper 40s and middle 50s.
A storm system will track toward our region Thursday. Warmer winds ahead of the storm will allow high temperatures to reach the middle 50s and lower 60s. Some isolated morning showers are possible, but rain coverage will be greater during the late afternoon and evening hours.
Friday is looking chilly and blustery. Snow will impact our west-facing slopes with some brief bursts of snow/wintry mix possible near and west of the Blue Ridge. Due to colder air filtering into Southwest and Central Virginia, high temperatures will be in the chilly 40s.
Saturday will be our coldest day in the seven-day forecast. Occasional snow showers are possible along west-facing slopes with winds still gusting up at times. Morning temperatures will be in the 20s and lower 30s with afternoon highs in the 30s and lower 40s.