Pinpoint Weather: Slightly cooler Wednesday before temperatures warm up ahead of the weekend

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Little change is in the forecast for the middle of the week. Overall, the dry and quiet weather pattern will stay in place for the next couple of days.

Wednesday will be slightly cooler than Monday and Tuesday, but only by a few degrees. Morning temperatures will be in the cold upper 20s and lower 30s, so there may be a little frost on your car’s windshield. Afternoon temperatures will still be slightly warmer than average with highs in the 50s. There will be some passing clouds overhead, but the weather will stay dry.

Thursday will be milder as a front approaches from the west. Warm southwest winds will allow high temperatures to reach the milder 60s across Southwest Virginia. A few mountain rain showers are possible Thursday evening, but dry air in place will limit our rain chances.

The rain will still have a tough time making it into Southwest Virginia Friday, especially to areas east of the Blue Ridge. Overall, rain coverage will be spotty and light. Many locations may not see any rain at all! The southwest flow will keep the region mild for the end of the week. High temperatures for Friday will be in the 60s and lower 70s. It definitely won’t feel like December outside.

There is the potential for scattered rain showers Saturday as another cold front moves through. We can expect some of our warmest temperatures Saturday with highs in the upper 60s and middle 70s. The best chance to see some rain will be during the afternoon and evening hours. Winds will pick up along the front, too. You may want to keep the holiday inflatables deflated.

While any rainfall we receive will be beneficial, limited moisture is associated with these fronts. We really need a good soaking in Southwest Virginia to help with the drought conditions we’re experiencing, especially east of the Blue Ridge.

Once the cold front swings through Southwest Virginia, we’ll feel cooler and drier air moving in. Skies will gradually clear Sunday. High temperatures will be in the chilly lower 50s and 40s.

The latest model runs suggest a cool and dry pattern for the beginning of next week. We were keeping an eye on a potential storm system, but that appears to be staying to our south. We’ll continue to monitor this system in case its track changes. If it stays on its current forecast track, then an area of high pressure will build into Southwest Virginia. This would give us fair weather conditions for Monday and Tuesday.

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