Pinpoint Weather: Scattered showers Thursday, then turning sharply colder behind passing cold front

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As a cold front moves through the region, scattered showers and breezy conditions will be possible for the rest of this Thursday.

Showers will likely be scattered and light to moderate in nature, for the most part. Not everyone will see rain. The showers should move through fairly quickly, exiting our easternmost counties before midnight. Not everyone will see rain.

In the higher elevations of western and northwestern Pocahontas County, some snow may mix in with the rain.

Rain chances come to an end later tonight. However, winds will continue to be quite gusty through this evening through Friday afternoon before subsiding by Friday evening.

Winds along the spine of the Blue Ridge, especially in Carroll, Floyd, and Grayson Counties may gust to 45 mph tonight through Friday morning. Elsewhere, gusts as high as 25 to 35 mph will be possible.

Conditions turn blustery cold behind the front tonight through much of Friday.

Overnight, temperatures drop into the 20s in the mountains to 30s across the Piedmont. With the winds factored in, we’ll likely be dealing with wind chills (feels-like temps) in the 20s and teens Friday morning. Bundle up!

It will be noticeably colder behind the front for the next couple days. After highs in the 70s for the past couple of days, we’ll drop to the 40s and 50s for highs Friday! Saturday looks to be a few degrees warmer with light winds.

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