ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — More sunshine is in Wednesday’s forecast for Southwest and Central Virginia. While milder afternoon temperatures are expected for the next couple of days, cooler conditions are slated for the weekend.
A low-pressure system near the northeastern United States will move away from the region, leading to more sunshine at times for Wednesday. The morning will start in the chilly 40s, so you may want a coat or jacket as you head out the door. However, warm southerly flow will allow afternoon highs to reach the milder 60s.
Thursday’s forecast will be much of the same. Morning lows will be in the 30s and 40s. By the afternoon, temperatures will warm up into the 60s and lower 70s. The day will start mostly sunny, but clouds will begin to increase late in the day as a cold front approaches from the west.
The cold front will move through the area on Friday, bringing scattered rain showers along with it. It won’t be a complete washout for the day, but you may want to keep the umbrella handy. Highs will reach the upper 50s and 60s under mostly cloudy skies.
A few showers may linger into Saturday morning, especially along the western slopes. Winds will pick up behind the passing front, allowing cooler air to filter through the region. Afternoon temperatures will range from the slightly cooler-than-average 50s and into the mid-60s.
Sunday will be dry and mostly sunny. Winds will still be breezy at times with afternoon highs in the 50s and 60s.
High pressure will bring quiet weather conditions to the region on Monday and Tuesday. Expect clear skies and calm winds to kick off the workweek. Patchy frost is possible each morning as temperatures start in the 30s. Afternoon temperatures will generally be in the upper 50s and 60s.