The next several days the region will be under the influence of an area of high pressure. This dome of air over the region will help to keep the skies clear and the precipitation away. There is the school of thought that the storm complex south of the Commonwealth may throw enough moisture north to reach the Mountain Empire and Southside, but that thought is slowly eroding. The most noticeable feature with this storm to our south may only be some cloud cover along Highway 58. Overall, the area is likely to be on the dry side for several days.
Storm should stay south then continue to move off-shore Wednesday.
Highs on Wednesday will be above normal with the mercury in the thermometer rising into the low 60s. The mix of clouds and sunshine will be more sun than clouds north of the border, and the flow of air will be from the southwest and west. This will allow the temps to warm us nicely. If you enjoy the dry pattern, you will like the rest of this forecast.
Thursday will be on the brisk side as a dry cold front move in from the north. This will import the air from the north and usher it in on a rather brisk carpet. The cool down will still be around normal for early March, so it does appear that we are still expected to be on the mild side of the street as well as the sunny side.
Friday and Saturday will be dry and chilly, with highs in the low 50s. Morning lows will hover around the freezing mark each morning and the skies will be relatively cloud free.
Heading into the end of the weekend and into next week the temperature profile warms up. Expect temps in the 60s to kick off the first full week of March.