Sunny and cold to start the weekend

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The wet weather pattern has come to an end. While we’re looking at more sunshine for Friday, we will notice that it is colder.

A cold front that moved through late Thursday has allowed winds to shift. Breezy northwest winds will filter colder air into Southwest Virginia. Morning temperatures will start off in the cold 30s across the region. Despite all of the sunshine we’ll see during the daytime hours, afternoon high temperatures will only reach the low 40s east of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the mid to low 30s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. If you have any Valentine’s Day plans, remember to stay warm! This chilly weather will give you a reason to snuggle up close to your loved one.

The coldest air will set up camp in the region overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. Due to the calmer winds and clear skies overhead for Friday night, temperatures are expected to drop down into the low 20s and the teens. Bundle up for the start of the weekend! Saturday’s afternoon highs will be below-average in the 40s, similar to Friday’s highs.

Slightly warmer temperatures are expected for Sunday. Even as more clouds make their way into the region, more locations will experience high temperatures in the 50s.

The dry weather pattern continues into Monday, but skies will become mostly cloudy during the day. Rain returns to the forecast as another frontal system impacts Southwest Virginia for Tuesday and into Wednesday. Temperatures will be above-average for the middle of the week with highs in the 60s possible for Tuesday.

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