Pinpoint Weather: Periods of rain late Thursday into Friday

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Cool, cloudy, and damp conditions are in the forecast for the next couple of days as a storm system makes its way to Southwest Virginia.

It will be a dry and chilly start to Thursday with morning temperatures in the 40s and 30s. Clouds will gradually increase throughout the morning hours as a storm system approaches the region. High temperatures will be in the middle 50s – middle 60s. Scattered showers will make their way into Southwest Virginia during the afternoon and evening hours.

Periods of heavy rainfall will impact the region overnight Thursday and into Friday morning. Severe thunderstorms are unlikely, but areas near the North Carolina – Virginia line could hear a few rumbles of thunder. While severe weather isn’t anticipated, localized flooding could be a concern for low-lying spots and urban areas with poor drainage. Much of the region is slated to receive 1 – 2″ of rain. Some areas along the Blue Ridge could see higher rainfall totals.

Hydroplaning will be an issue for some commuters as we head into Friday. Storm drains can get clogged with leaves and the rainwater could have a tough time exiting the streets. The wet leaves can also make for slick driving conditions. As the wet weather continues, consider giving yourself extra travel time to get to where you need to go safely.

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There will be times Friday where it won’t be raining, but skies will remain mostly cloudy to overcast. High temperatures should be in the upper 40s – middle 50s along and west of the Blue Ridge, and in the low to mid-60s to the east.

Rain chances will decrease over the weekend. Some rain showers are possible Saturday, but it won’t be a complete washout of a day. Skies will be mostly to partly cloudy across the region. Highs will be in the 50s and lower 60s, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 40s. Trick-or-treaters attending trunk-or-treat events should keep an umbrella or rain jacket on hand, just in case.

Sunday is looking much drier as an area of high pressure moves in behind the storm system. Clouds will gradually decrease and winds will be breezy at times. Highs will be in the upper 50s – middle 60s. Those trick-or-treating on Halloween may want a jacket or coat to keep them warm from the breezy winds.

The area of high pressure will give us a period of quiet weather for the start of November. High temperatures will be in the seasonal upper 50s and 60s. Morning temperatures will be in the chilly 30s and 40s.

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