Pinpoint Weather: Relatively dry weekend before the rain returns

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Slightly warmer temperatures are in the forecast for the last weekend in September.

Many areas in Southwest and Central Virginia will have afternoon temperatures warm up into the upper 60s and low to mid 70s for Saturday. Variable cloud cover is expected, allowing some sunshine through the clouds throughout the day. A few stray sprinkles during the afternoon and evening hours cannot be ruled out. However, much of the area will stay rain-free. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s.

Due to lingering moisture at the surface, we could see pockets of dense fog overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. Visibility will be low in some spots, so remember to slow down in areas of dense fog and keep the low beams on.

Clouds will be variable for Sunday, although we could start to see an increase in cloud cover later in the day. Similar to Saturday, a few isolated showers during the afternoon and evening cannot be ruled out. High temperatures will be slightly warmer, anywhere from the mid 70s and close to 80 degrees.

A few showers may move in Monday afternoon and evening, but rain becomes likely for Tuesday as a cold front moves through the region. We could hear rumbles of thunder during the day. Rain showers will linger into Wednesday morning, then isolated showers are possible through the remainder of the week.

With the cold front moving through on Tuesday, we’ll notice a cooling trend in the forecast. High temperatures in the low 70s and 60s are expected for Wednesday and into next weekend.

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