After several days of dry weather, the pattern is changing as several days of wet weather enter the forecast.

As we head into Thursday night, cloudy skies will be overhead with showers developing across the area as the low-pressure system that affected our weather late last week and spent several days meandering off the coast will be moving back inland to our south into the upcoming weekend.

This will increase the risk of showers and thunderstorms across the region. We won’t be seeing rain all day, every day. Still, a wet and unsettled pattern is setting up.

Later tonight, there will also be areas of patchy fog likely to develop and linger into the Friday morning commute.

Lows tonight fall back into the 50s to near 60.

For Friday, widely-scattered showers and a few rumbles of thunder will be likely.

Highs will largely remain in the 60s, though a few lower 70s will be possible.

We’ll continue with the threat of showers and thunderstorms into the upcoming weekend. Saturday will be mainly cloudy, though we should see some sunshine into Sunday, though again…showers and thunderstorms will still be possible – especially into the afternoon.

Looking into next week, temperatures will be trending warmer as 60s and 70s will transition to 70s and 80s.

Monday will still have a threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Tuesday, though, looks dry (possibly our only fully dry day of the next seven) as isolated showers become possible as we head into next Wednesday. Next Thursday sees showers and thunderstorms possible.

Also, Bland County has been placed under a Burn Ban until further notice. While several days of wet weather are in the forecast, local officials have placed this ban in effect as recent brush/wildfires have been battled recently in the county.

If you’ve got graduation plans this weekend, unfortunately, the weather doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate with outdoor ceremonies, so be sure you bring the rain gear and watch your school’s website for potential changes.