ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Enjoy the sunshine! High pressure continues to bring dry and quiet weather to Southwest and Central Virginia for the end of the week.
For Friday morning, patchy fog is possible with cooler temperatures in place. While many will start the day with temperatures in the 50s, some spots west of the Blue Ridge could wake up to morning lows in the 40s. You may want a light jacket as you head out the door. Otherwise, it will be sunny and pleasant with afternoon highs in the early fall-like 70s. The weather is looking great for some high school football!
Saturday is looking slightly warmer, but still pleasant. Morning temperatures will start in the cool 40s and 50s with afternoon highs in the mid-70s and into the mid-80s. Mostly sunny skies will be overhead, but some passing clouds are possible late in the day.
A passing cold front will bring the chance for scattered showers and storms on Sunday. Locally heavy rainfall may occur at times. Afternoon temperatures will generally be in the cooler 60s and 70s.
Most of the wet weather should clear out by early Monday morning. Skies will gradually clear with afternoon highs in the 70s.
Dry and quiet weather is in the forecast for much of the upcoming week. Morning temperatures will start in the cool 50s with afternoon highs in the mid-70s and lower 80s.
TRACKING THE TROPICS
Hurricane Lee has weakened into a Category 1 hurricane. The storm will continue to move northward before making landfall in New England or Canada over the weekend. Dangerous surf and rip current conditions are expected along the East Coast.
Hurricane Margot will remain over the open waters of the Atlantic. There is a tropical wave over the southern Atlantic that could become a tropical depression or storm in the next few days.