Pinpoint Weather: Winds pick up Monday, warmer temperatures later in the week

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Mother’s Day afternoon remains cool and dry, but a few locations could see a little rain overnight.

Once the sun goes down, clouds will gradually increase across Southwest Virginia. A cold front will move through Sunday night, bringing the chance for spotty showers around midnight. The greatest chance for rain will be west of the I-81 corridor, but a few showers may make their way further east. Nonetheless, little to no impacts are expected and much of the rain will end around 3 a.m. Spotty wintry mix is possible along west-facing slopes Monday. Up to 3 inches of snow accumulation is possible in these areas. Otherwise, little to no accumulation is expected.

Winds will increase for Monday, and there is a Wind Advisory in place for Roanoke, Floyd, Carroll, and Grayson counties Monday morning. West wind between 15 – 25 mph are expected and gusts up to 45 mph are possible. These winds will push around high-profile vehicles, like tractor trailers, and loose outdoor objects could be blown around.

While plenty of sunshine is expected for the day, temperatures will be cooler for Monday with highs anywhere from the low 60s and into the chilly upper 40s.

Freezing temperatures will have the chance to return overnight Monday into Tuesday morning. A Freeze Watch has already been issued for this time frame for counties along and west of the I-81 corridor. Near- to below-freezing temperatures are possible in these areas, so tender plants maybe a risk once more.

The dry weather continues into Tuesday and much of Wednesday. A warming trend will begin on Wednesday. More spring-like temperatures in the 70s are expected by Thursday and Friday. However, slight chances for rain are in the forecast as we get closer to the end of the upcoming week.

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