Weather to turn unsettled next week

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A truly beautiful afternoon is in store for Sunday with Mostly Sunny skies and temperatures a good 20 degrees above normal in the 60s.

Clouds will start to move in overnight with a few showers possible along the southern part of the region on Monday.

Scattered showers will ramp up a bit on Tuesday, but it should be far from a total washout – more of a nuisance-type of event.

Some showers could linger into the day on Wednesday but we should see some sun at times during the afternoon.

Thursday turns a bit breezy, but the big takeaway will be the much cooler weather, which I’ll touch on shortly.

Friday into Saturday is looking a tad interesting at the current time.

Right now, the GFS wants to toss some moisture our way from a system coming in from the west. The EURO is looking at holding the bulk of the moisture off until Saturday.

The interesting thing, is the cold air that is expected to be in place.

As the moisture comes into the cold air, there could be a wintry mix possibility, especially for our northern communities of the Alleghany Highlands and Greenbrier Valley.

Right now, models are hinting at mostly a rain event in store for the Roanoke/Lynchburg region and points south from there, but with several days to monitor, there could be changes. Either way, next weekend (mainly Saturday) is looking wet.

Now, what about temperatures?

We’ll start the new week with continued-above normal temperatures.

Monday’s highs should generally be in the lower-to-middle 60s. Same story for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday, we drop into the lower-to-middle 50s over most of the region (maybe some upper 40s in the mountains).

By Friday, our highs will creep down near normal with highs in the mid 40s in the metros, upper 30s and lower 40s elsewhere. Keep in mind, with highs in that range, if we do get some precip coming in, there could be some wintry scenarios, so keep checking back with the Pinpoint Weather Team for future forecasts.

Next weekend’s high temperatures could actually dip below normal.

Normal temps for mid-January in Roanoke:
-Normal High: 45 /// Normal Low: 27

I’ll have much more on the forecast coming tonight, a little later than normal on WFXR News First at Ten.

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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