Pinpoint Weather: Warmer Friday ahead with some seeing rain Saturday

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(WFXR) — Although Friday is expected to be relatively dry, some parts of Southwest and Central Virginia could see some beneficial rain Saturday morning.

It will be another refreshing morning across the region for Friday morning. Morning temperatures will mainly be in the 50s and low 60s. Cloud cover will be variable throughout the day. With winds shifting and coming from the southeast, temperatures are expected to be slightly warmer for the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s in the NRV and Alleghany Highlands. Areas east of the Blue Ridge will warm up into the upper 80s and low 90s. Skies will become mostly cloudy Friday evening.

There is the potential for wet weather Saturday, mainly during the morning hours. There is a bit of uncertainty in the forecast. The coverage and the amount of rain in our area will depend on an upper-level disturbance and the location of an area of low pressure.

Right now, the greatest potential for showers and storms is east of I-81 and into parts of Southside Virginia. Other areas, such as the Roanoke Valley and NRV, could just see some hit-or-miss showers. There is the possibility for some afternoon storms, but those will be isolated. If you have any outdoor plans, don’t cancel them just yet. Keep an eye toward the sky and have a backup plan in case you need to get inside from the rain.

Due to the cloud cover overhead, it will be on the warm side Saturday with high temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

Sunday is slated to be dry and hot for some! Expect high temperatures in the low 90s in the Roanoke Valley, Southside, and Central Virginia. The NRV and Alleghany Highlands will have high temperatures in the 80s. Humidity levels will also increase.

The week ahead is looking very summer-like. High temperatures for much of the upcoming week will be similar to Sunday’s highs. Since the humid air will stick around, pop-up afternoon showers and storms are possible Tuesday through Thursday.

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