(WFXR) — Don’t pull out those sweaters just yet. Warmer above-average temperatures are in the forecast as we head later into the week.
We’ll deal with some stubborn cloud cover for the start of the workweek. The wedge will remain in control for much of the day as northeasterly flow brings moist air into our region. Some patchy fog will impact the Monday morning commute for some drivers. Otherwise, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy for the day with high temperatures in the seasonal low to mid 70s. It will be a cool night ahead with lows in the 50s and lower 60s.
A cold front will get close to Southwest Virginia Tuesday, but the front will travel more north and is expected to dissipate before reaching our area. This means we won’t see much in the way of cooler conditions or wet weather. A few stray mountain showers are possible.
Another round of patchy fog is slated for Tuesday morning. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead for the day with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
High pressure will dominate Southwest and Central Virginia for the next few days. This will keep conditions relatively dry Wednesday through Friday. However, the high pressure system will allow temperatures to warm up. Areas east of the Blue Ridge will reach the lower to middle 80s for the latter half of the week. Our mountain areas will have high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s for Wednesday through Friday. Our warmest days will be Thursday and Friday; we could see some near-record highs in the region.
A cold front is slated to sweep through the area Saturday. This front could give Southwest Virginia a few showers, especially along the southern Blue Ridge. It won’t be as warm, but temperatures will still be above average. Highs will mainly be in the 70s.
Once the front passes, we’re expecting drier and cooler conditions to end the weekend. Temperatures Sunday morning will be in the middle 40s and into the lower 50s. By the afternoon, highs are forecast to be in the 60s and lower 70s.
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