Pinpoint Weather: Mild and dry conditions continue into the beginning of the weekend

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — If you enjoyed Thursday’s mild weather, you’re in luck for the end of the week. Unseasonably warm conditions are returning to the forecast for Friday.

Morning temperatures will start in the 40s and 50s. Keep in mind, average morning low temperatures for the beginning of December are in the 30s. It will be a bit breezy west of the Blue Ridge, but the winds will trend lighter than Thursday. Skies will be mostly sunny with high temperatures making their way into the 60s again. A few spots east of the Blue Ridge may warm up close to the 70-degree mark. The quiet and dry weather will stay in place for the evening with overnight lows in the 40s.

It will remain mild for the start of the weekend. An area of high pressure will continue to keep Southwest Virginia dry for Saturday. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead with high temperatures reaching the upper 50s and 60s.

It will be seasonably cooler Sunday with highs in the middle 50s and 40s. Clouds will gradually increase during the day as another cold front approaches the region.

Some spotty light rain showers are possible Monday. However, most of the rain will stay west of the Blue Ridge. Once the front clears out of Southwest Virginia, we’ll notice winds picking up. High temperatures will range from the 40s in the mountains and into the 60s east of the Blue Ridge.

It will still be a bit breezy for Tuesday. Morning temperatures will start in the cold 20s and 30s. Afternoon highs will be in the noticeably colder 40s.

We need more rain in Southwest and Central Virginia. The latest Drought Monitor has portions of Halifax, Pittsylvania, and Charlotte counties in the Severe Drought category. This comes as no surprise, especially since Danville only received 0.15″ of rainfall in November.

Rain chances are looking higher as we head into the middle of next week. A cold front is forecast to sweep through late Tuesday night into Wednesday. We could see some beneficial rainfall to ease the worsening drought.

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