Pinpoint Weather: Milder temperatures on the way ahead of weekend cold front

Weather Blog

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An area of high pressure will settle over Southwest Virginia Thursday, giving the region dry and quiet weather. While the chilly conditions will stick around for Thursday, another warm-up is on the way.

You may want to give yourself a little extra time Thursday morning to warm up your car. Morning temperatures will start in the cold 20s, so prepare to bundle up a bit more. Skies will be variably cloudy throughout the day. High temperatures will be in the 40s. Skies will become mostly cloudy during the overnight hours as temperatures fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s.

A warm front will lift through Southwest Virginia Friday. This front could spark a few spotty showers, but rain coverage will be hit-or-miss. Skies will generally be mostly cloudy, but temperatures will be milder than what we’ve experienced for the middle of the week. Expect high temperatures to reach the 50s and lower 60s.

Saturday will be our “mildest” day ahead. Due to an approaching cold front from the west, highs will be in the 60s and lower 70s. However, cloudy skies will be overhead and rain showers are likely. A few showers cannot be ruled out for the morning, but there is a better chance for rain Saturday afternoon and into the evening. Periods of heavy rainfall are possible. Winds will gust up at times, too. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the region under a Marginal Risk for severe weather Saturday afternoon/evening. The main concern is blustery winds with gusts ranging from 30 – 40 mph.

This is anticipated to be a beneficial rainfall event for Southwest Virginia, especially for areas impacted by severe drought in Southside. However, this event will probably not produce enough rain to totally alleviate the dry conditions. Rain coverage will decrease west to east as the front makes its way out of the region Saturday night.

Drier and colder air will filter into the region Sunday. Skies will clear with temperatures making their way into the 40s and 50s by the afternoon. Temperatures will actually be closer to seasonal average Sunday before we see another warming trend into next week.

Another area of high pressure will build into Southwest Virginia behind Saturday’s cold front. This will result in dry conditions Sunday and into the beginning of next week. Plenty of sunshine is slated for Monday with slightly milder high temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s. By Tuesday and Wednesday, highs will be in the middle 50s and into the middle 60s.

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on [Apple] and [Android]

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News