The persistent light to moderate rain that pinwheeled through the area this morning will trickle down to spotty showers. The showers are expected to last through the night and into the day on Saturday. Not much rain is left with this system for our area, but still enough for some off and on showers. There will be periods of sun and clouds the rest of the day and overnight will see a mix of clouds and rain with periods of clearing skies as well. The rain was fairly persistent and constant from Thursday through Friday night with some impressive totals.
Saturday looks to be on the cloudy side with the area of low pressure responsible for the rainy pattern just to our north. The rain will be light and off and on most of the day with some clearing skies at times. The winds will be noticeable but not overwhelming. Highs will be on the chilly side, only reaching the upper 50s to low 60s, and are about 5 – 7 degrees below normal for this time of year.
Saturday night looks to be on the breezy side with clearing and cool conditions. Lows are likely to dip into the 40s in most locations. The bulk of the rainy weather will continue to diminish and that opens the door for a sunny, but breezy, Halloween holiday. Sunday will see the large upper-level low-pressure center move toward New England. The region will be dry, but it may be a bit brisk. Winds will arrive from the NW and travel at around 15 mph at times.
Halloween will be mostly sunny except for our mountain locations. Winds will be brisk at times with some gusts getting into the 20-mph range. Overall, Sunday will be a pleasant day with highs on the cool side, middle to low 60s, and breezy. The evening will be chilly enough for the jackets to break out under the costumes.
If you are heading to Martinsville on Sunday for the Xfinity Race, expect some cool conditions along with a decent wind. Gusts near 20 – 25 mph are possible in the afternoon.
Monday is going to be sunny and mild with highs in the middle 60s. The dry pattern is expected to continue through the middle of the week, but maybe a bit cloudy on Tuesday as a dry cold front moves through. Wednesday will be chilly as the mercury will only reach the 50s under mostly cloudy skies. Rain and possibly some mountain snow (actually only a few flakes) arrive on Thursday and temps drop into the 30s overnight into Friday morning.