Pinpoint Weather: Slight rain chances over the weekend, cool conditions sticking around

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A bit of sunshine may peek out from time to time, but skies will generally be mostly cloudy for this Saturday.

Spotty light rain showers are possible during the afternoon hours. However, we’re not expecting much in terms of impacts. Afternoon temperatures will be in the seasonably cool 50s and 60s. The mostly cloudy skies will gradually become partly cloudy overnight.

Sunday will be a rinse-and-repeat forecast — variable cloud cover overhead with a slight chance for a few light rain showers. Morning temperatures will start off in the upper 30s and low to mid 40s. Afternoon temperatures will still be on the cool side…reaching the upper 50s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands and 60s elsewhere.

There will be a slight warming trend as we start the new work week. A few morning rain showers are possible. Otherwise, skies will be partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s are possible in Southside and Central Virginia. The Roanoke Valley, New River Valley, and Alleghany Highlands will continue to experience spring-like 60s.

Tuesday looks to be relatively dry and it is expected to be the warmest day of the week. Those living east of the Blue Ridge Parkway will have afternoon highs in the 70s. Toward the west, high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.

A cold front will impact the region on Wednesday, bringing the chance for a few rain showers. The cold front will end the brief warming trend with temperatures only reaching the low 60s east of the Blue Ridge – highs will be in the mid 50s in the mountains.

Cold nights will return to Southwest and Central Virginia. Lows will be in the 30s overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. Depending on how windy it becomes, we could see the potential for light patchy frost in some areas. If the winds are too brisk, then there will be a low potential for frost.

Winds will pick up behind this cold front. Thursday looks to be cooler and breezy with highs in the low 60s and 50s.

Although we could see more spots warming back up into the 60s by next weekend, the Climate Prediction Center suggests we could continue to experience below-average temperatures through the end of April.

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