Rain clears out Friday morning, cooler weekend ahead

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Rain will move out of Southwest Virginia Friday morning. Winds will pick up, and cooler temperatures are slated for the weekend.

The system that brought the region rain overnight will drag a cold front through Southwest Virginia Friday morning. Roadways will be wet, but there won’t be as much rain during the morning commute. The rain and storms will move east with the wet weather coming to an end around mid-morning. A few showers many linger west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Otherwise, winds will pick up behind the cold front and temperatures will warm up into the mild upper 60s and low to mid 70s. The afternoon will be drier with breezy winds and variable cloud cover.

Cooler air will filter in for the weekend and rain returns to the forecast. Expect mostly cloudy skies for Saturday with high temperatures in the 50s for the afternoon. These temperatures are near-average for this time of year. Off and on showers will return later in the day and continue into Sunday. Pockets of heavy rainfall will be possible at times, but severe weather is not expected. Prepare for a chilly day with below-average afternoon temperatures in the 40s.

Monday is looking a bit drier with only a slight chance for a few showers. Temperatures will be a little warmer, reaching the upper 40s and low 50s. However, the cooler temperatures won’t last long. Another warming trend will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday with highs returning to the 60s.

Showers are possible for St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Wednesday is looking drier with variable cloud cover and spring-like temperatures.

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