Although winds will be lighter for today, Southwest and Central Virginia started the morning with near to below-freezing temperatures in the low 30s and mid to upper 20s. Danville and Lynchburg set new record low temperatures for April 23. The new record low temperature for Danville is 28° and the new record low for Lynchburg is 30°.
Remember to bundle up as you head out the door, but there will be warmer temperatures in the forecast for Friday afternoon. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny and high temperatures will be in the 60s and upper 50s; it will feel more like early spring when compared to Thursday’s winter-like temperatures.
Clouds will increase Friday evening, but the weather looks to be dry. We won’t be concerned with freezing temperatures in the region with overnight lows forecast to be in the 40s and upper 30s.
The weekend is off to a wet start. Scattered rain showers are likely during the day and skies will be cloudy. Those attending the Vinton Dogwood Festival should grab the umbrella, rain boots, and rain jacket before heading out the door.
There may be a few rumbles of thunder, but not expecting much in the sense of severe weather. It will be another chilly day with high temperatures in the 50s and upper 40s. The rain will continue into the evening hours. Localized flooding may occur in low-lying spots and areas with poor drainage.
A few rain showers may linger into Sunday morning. Otherwise, skies will clear and more sunshine is expected for the end of the weekend. High temperatures will be in the 60s.
We’ll really feel a warm-up for the beginning of the new work week. A strong ridge pattern will bring a period of dry weather to the East Coast. Plenty of sunshine is in the forecast for both Monday and Tuesday. High temperatures will be in the 70s and low 80s for both days!