Pinpoint Weather: Milder for Thanksgiving, colder by Black Friday

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Happy Thanksgiving! While we’re anticipating quiet and milder conditions for the holiday, expect a big change in our weather pattern to end the week.

If you’re heading to the Drumstick DASH or Turkey Trot this Thursday morning, make sure to wear warm clothes. Morning temperatures will start in the cold 20s and lower 30s. You may want to give yourself a little extra time to heat up your car before hitting the roadways.

Cloud cover will be variable throughout the Thanksgiving holiday with temperatures warming up into the upper 50s and into the middle 60s by the afternoon. More clouds will roll in during the night as a cold front approaches the region.

The cold front will move through west-to-east late Thursday evening and into early Friday morning. Limited moisture is associated with this front, but light rain showers are possible. Mountain snow and rain/snow mix are possible west of the Blue Ridge, but it won’t be widespread. Light snow accumulation may occur along the west-facing slopes of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties, as well as in the Mt. Rogers area of Grayson County. Much of the precipitation will fizzle out or move east of our area by sunrise Friday. Some light snow showers may linger in the mountains. Skies will clear during the morning hours.

While the front won’t bring us much rain or snow, it will give Southwest Virginia another shot of cold air. Black Friday shoppers should bundle up: winds will be blustery at times and much of the region will be in the 30s and 40s during the day.

The chilly weather pattern will stay in place during the weekend. High temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s for both Saturday and Sunday. More sunshine is slated for Saturday with skies becoming mostly cloudy on Sunday.

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