ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Due to a passing cold front on Monday, Southwest and Central Virginia will end October on a much cooler note.
Although Monday’s cold front is east of the region, spotty light rain showers are still possible on Tuesday. It won’t be a washout or a soaker as rainfall totals are estimated to be less than 0.20″. Otherwise, it will be a cloudy day with temperatures staying in the 40s and lower 50s.
Trick-or-treaters won’t see much in the way of rain Tuesday night. However, a coat or jacket is recommended as temperatures will be in the 40s around sunset.
Some upslope snow showers are possible toward the Alleghany Highlands early Wednesday morning. However, much of the region will notice clearing skies. It will be a cold start with morning temperatures in the lower 30s and 20s; numerous counties are under a Freeze Warning for Wednesday morning.
By the afternoon, temperatures will be in the chilly 40s and lower 50s. Brisk winds are in the forecast with gusts of 20 – 30 mph possible.
Expect cold mornings and cool afternoons through the end of the workweek. Clear skies overnight will lead to sub-freezing temperatures in the lower 30s and 20s on Thursday and Friday mornings. Patchy frost is possible. Each afternoon will feature mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs in the 50s and 60s.
The weather will remain dry and mostly clear into the weekend. Temperatures will begin to trend milder with afternoon highs in the 60s and lower 70s on Saturday and Sunday.
As a reminder, daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 a.m. Before you head to bed on Saturday, make sure to turn your clock ahead one hour. This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.