ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A cold front is sweeping through Southwest and Central Virginia. This front will mainly produce rain east of the I-81 corridor early Friday morning and rainfall may be heavy at times.
However, as this front continues to move toward the east, so will the rain. We’re looking much drier and cooler for the afternoon hours with highs in the 70s and low 80s. Skies will gradually clear through the afternoon and evening. Overnight lows will be in the 50s.
The weather pattern is looking pleasant for the 4th of July weekend. Although a few stray showers cannot be ruled out north of I-64, many spots in Southwest and Central Virginia will stay dry. Humidity levels won’t be too high, so it will feel comfortable outside.
For Saturday, expect mostly sunny skies with afternoon temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. Independence Day is also looking pretty nice with more sunshine and highs in the seasonal 80s. Overnight low temperatures for both days will be in the mid to upper 50s and low 60s.
Things will start to warm up again for the beginning of the upcoming week. There is a slight chance for isolated pop-up showers and storms Monday and Tuesday. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly to partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 80s and hot low 90s.