High pressure is building in behind the storm system that moved through Saturday. That means Southwest and Central Virginia are looking at drier weather for the next few days.
For the remainder of Sunday, breezy west-northwest winds between 10 – 20 mph are possible across the region. Gusts as high as 30 mph may occur, especially at higher elevations. Otherwise, a mix of sun and clouds will be overhead. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the uppers 50s to low 60s in the mountains. Along and east of the Blue Ridge, highs will be in the low 70s.
Skies will become mostly clear by the evening hours and winds will lessen. It will get chilly overnight with lows forecast to be in the low 40s and 30s. Light patchy frost cannot be ruled out in portions of the Alleghany Highlands.
It will be noticeably warmer on Monday. As the area of high pressure moves into the Mid-Atlantic, skies will generally be mostly sunny; little to no cloud cover is expected for Monday. Afternoon temperatures will be slightly above average for this time of year with highs reaching the 70s and upper 60s.
The warming trend continues into the middle of the week. High temperatures for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be in the summer-like upper 70s and 80s! These high temperatures are unseasonably warm for the end of April.
We’ll see more sunshine on Tuesday, although some passing clouds will move in Wednesday.
Rain chances will be limited for the first half of the week. By Thursday, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy. We could see rain showers Thursday evening into Friday.