ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — It will be a cold start to Wednesday, but milder and sunny conditions are in store for the afternoon.
A Freeze Warning will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday. Grab a coat as you head out the door as morning temperatures will start in the 20s and lower 30s. An area of high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic will allow for fair and dry weather. The high-pressure system will also provide warm southerly winds as it moves east. Overall, mostly sunny skies will be overhead throughout much of the day. It will be milder during the afternoon with highs in the lower and middle 60s.
Clouds will gradually increase late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening. While the region will get chilly overnight, it won’t get as cold outside. Overnight lows will be in the lower and middle 40s.
Spotty rain showers are possible Thursday morning as a weak front approaches the region. Most of the shower activity will stay along and west of the Blue Ridge. However, it won’t be a washout with some locations seeing no rain. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the seasonable upper 60s and into the mid-70s.
Another area of high pressure will camp over the Mid-Atlantic behind Thursday’s front. This will allow the warming trend to continue into the weekend. Friday will be milder and drier with highs in the mid-70s and lower 80s. By Saturday and Sunday, more locations will be making their way into the summer-like 80s.
It will still be fairly warm early next week. For Monday, high temperatures will be in the 80s across Southwest and Central Virginia. However, a front is slated to move through the region. Rain showers are possible late Monday into Tuesday. We could see cooler temperatures in the forecast starting Tuesday.