Pinpoint Weather: Last warm day before cold front sweeps through the region

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Enjoy the mild weather while you can! Thursday is shaping up to be another warm day, but a strong evening cold front is anticipated to move through Southwest Virginia.

For Thursday morning, skies will be mostly sunny and temperatures will start in the 40s and lower 50s. High temperatures will warm back up into the mild middle 60s and into the middle 70s. Expect winds to pick up and clouds to increase later in the day as a cold front approaches the region.

A few afternoon rain showers are possible west of the Blue Ridge, but most of the showers will move west-to-east during the evening. Limited moisture is associated with this front, so we won’t see much of a soaking. Most of the showers will exit the area by midnight.

If you’re hoping to catch the partial lunar eclipse, you may be in luck. Clouds will decrease behind the rain. While skies will become mostly clear early Friday morning, it will be windy and colder. Early morning temperatures will be in the upper 20s and 30s, but the blustery winds will result in wind chills in the teens and 20s. Make sure to bundle up if you’re planning on viewing the partial eclipse outside.

We’ll definitely feel the colder air Friday. Despite mostly sunny skies overhead, it will be breezy with high temperatures in the 40s and lower 50s. If you’re heading to any high school football games Friday night, layer up and stay warm! Winds will gradually calm down during the overnight hours.

It will be a quiet and frosty Saturday morning as temperatures will start in the freezing 20s. Skies will be mostly to partly sunny during the day with highs in the 40s and 50s. Overnight lows will fall into the cold 20s and lower 30s.

Clouds will increase Sunday, but the cooler pattern will remain in place. High temperatures will be in the middle 40s and into the middle 50s. While Southwest Virginia will stay relatively dry for much of the daytime hours, rain chances will increase Sunday night into Monday morning. This chance for wet weather is associated with another cold front.

The second cold front will result in blustery winds Monday and Tuesday. High temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s for Monday, but the brisk winds will bring in even colder air for Tuesday. Highs will mainly be in the 40s with some locations in the mountains struggling to warm up out of the 30s.

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