ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Gusty winds and cooler temperatures are in Friday’s forecast for Southwest and Central Virginia.
Snow showers are possible along the west-facing slopes of Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia. Otherwise, more sunshine is expected across Southwest and Central Virginia for the day ahead. Winds will be an issue, though. West winds of 15 – 35 mph are anticipated along and west of the Blue Ridge. Gusts more than 40 – 50 mph may occur at higher elevations. Due to these windy conditions, Wind Advisories will remain in effect until 4 p.m. Friday.
Partly to mostly sunny skies will be overhead Friday with noticeably cooler conditions across the region. Little warming is in the forecast. By the afternoon, high temperatures will range from the upper 30s to the lower 50s. These temperatures will be closer to the seasonal average for January.
Saturday will be similar to Friday, although the winds will be lighter. Morning temperatures will start in the cold 20s and lower 30s. Afternoon highs will be in the 40s and lower 50s. Increasing cloudiness is expected later in the day.
A storm system is anticipated to impact Southwest and Central Virginia Sunday. It looks to be a washout with off-and-on cold rain showers throughout the day. Precipitation could start as a wintry mix in the mountains and at higher elevations Sunday morning before transitioning to all rain. Some isolated slick spots may develop. High temperatures will only be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Much of the precipitation will end late Sunday night or early Monday morning with some snow showers along west-facing slopes. It will be a breezy start to the upcoming workweek with the chilly pattern staying in place. For Monday, afternoon highs will be in the 40s.