Pinpoint Weather: Showers move in overnight, cooler temperatures to start the week

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Temperatures were cooler for Sunday due to the mostly cloudy to overcast skies overhead. A cold front is slated to sweep through the region later during the night.

A line of scattered showers will develop along the front. We’re not expected flooding issues or severe weather in Southwest and Central Virginia. The rain will mainly move through after 9 p.m. and into the overnight hours. Many areas will receive a tenth of an inch of rain or less, although slightly higher rainfall totals close to a quarter-inch are possible west of the I-81 corridor. Much of the rain will taper off and move off toward the east before sunrise Monday. A few stray showers and some rain/snow mix may linger a little longer along the west-facing slopes of the Alleghany Highlands.

Otherwise, clouds will quickly clear out during the morning hours and many spots will see mostly sunny skies for Monday. Winds will pick up a bit with gusts up to 25 mph possible along and west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. High temperatures will range from the lower to upper 50s in the Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside while afternoon temperatures in the 40s can be expected in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands.

Seasonal high temperatures in the 50s are in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday with morning low temperatures near and below the freezing mark. While the weather is looking dry on Tuesday, skies will become mostly cloudy Wednesday and rain will move in during the afternoon and evening hours.

For those who have outdoor Thanksgiving plans, the good news is the holiday won’t be a washout. Some showers will linger into the morning, but the rest of the day looks dry and mild.

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