Pinpoint Weather: Little in the way of rain for next several days, heat on the way

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(WFXR) — An area of low pressure continues to move along the East Coast for Wednesday. A good deal of moisture will stay on the east side of this system, meaning Southwest and Central Virginia will stay relatively dry for Wednesday.

There will be some pockets of fog for the morning hours. A few isolated showers cannot be ruled out for the day, but a majority of the region will stay rain-free. Overall, it will be a comfortably warm Wednesday with a variable mix of sun and clouds overhead. High temperatures will be in the 70s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands while areas east of the Blue Ridge will warm up into the low 80s.

We’ll also notice some cool nights ahead. For Wednesday and Thursday evening, low temperatures will be in the low 60s and mid to upper 50s.

A warming trend will begin on Thursday as highs make their way into the 80s across Southwest and Central Virginia. It’s expected to be another dry day, but a few isolated showers and storms may develop during the afternoon. Rain chances are slightly higher in areas along the West Virginia – Virginia line.

Temperatures will be closer to seasonal average for Friday and Saturday. The Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside can expect highs in the upper 80s. The New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands will have high temperatures in the mid 80s. Humidity will begin to increase as we head into the weekend and we could see some spotty showers and storms for Saturday. However, the weekend isn’t expected to be a washout. Just make sure you have a backup plan for outdoor activities in case a storm does roll your way.

It will be noticeably hotter as we head into next week. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s starting Sunday and continuing into the first half of next week.

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