ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An area of high pressure will keep the quiet weather in place for Wednesday with slightly milder temperatures in the forecast.
It will be a cold start to Wednesday with morning temperatures in the 20s and teens. Otherwise, more sunshine is expected for the day with wind coming in from the west and southwest. These warmer winds will allow high temperatures to range from the middle 40s and into the lower 50s. Clouds will slowly increase during the evening. Overnight temperatures will fall into the chilly 20s.
A weak cold front will approach Southwest and Central Virginia Thursday. Expect more clouds overhead with afternoon temperatures warming up into the 40s and lower 50s. There won’t be too much moisture associated with this front. However, there is the chance for snow showers along west-facing slopes Thursday night. Portions of the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands could see some flakes, but little to no accumulation is anticipated.
It will be breezy and slightly cooler for Friday. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s west of the Blue Ridge while 40s and lower 50s are expected elsewhere.
The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team is keeping its eyes on a storm system that has the potential to bring wintry weather to Southwest Virginia this weekend. Models are suggesting snow is more likely Sunday and may linger into early Monday morning.
Accumulating snowfall is looking likely, but the forecast still needs to be fine-tuned. This storm is still thousands of miles away, so the forecast is still very fluid. The storm’s track and strength will determine how much snow/icy mix Southwest and Central Virginia will receive. We’ll post more updates about this event as we get closer to the weekend.