Pinpoint Weather: Smoky haze lingers, dry and warm conditions remain in place

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(WFXR) — The cold front that moved through late Wednesday helped to decrease the amount of smoke in Southwest and Central Virginia. However, we’ll still see some hazy conditions for Thursday. It just won’t be as prominent as what we saw Wednesday.

An Air Quality Alert has been issued for bordering North Carolina counties this Thursday. The smoky haze could still cause problems to those with breathing issues, especially in areas south of US 460.

The cold front also allowed a drier airmass to move in over the region. We’ll stay fairly dry for Thursday and humidity levels will be low. Expect afternoon temperatures to reach the 80s across the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley, Alleghany Highlands, Southside, and Central Virginia. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s and low to mid 60s.

Friday will be quiet weather-wise, as well. Although there will be a few more passing clouds overhead, the region will stay relatively dry. High temperatures will be in the 80s.

As winds shift this weekend and begin to blow in from the south and southeast, humidity levels will go up. Spotty afternoon showers and storms are possible for both Saturday and Sunday, but it won’t be a washout of a weekend.

Otherwise, a variable mix of sun and clouds will be overhead for the weekend. It will be a bit warmer with high temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s in the Roanoke Valley, Southside, and Central Virginia. Areas west of the Blue Ridge will warm up into the low to mid 80s.

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