Sunshine returns today with highs only reaching the upper 50s and lower 60s.

HALLOWEEN FORECAST

Trick-or-treaters will have to battle a cool wind Friday evening. A front nears the area later in the day which may bring a few scattered rain showers during the late evening (HOPEFULLY AFTER the Trick-or-treaters come home). Temperatures should linger in the 50s through the late evening before falling into the upper 30s by Saturday morning. We turn breezy late Friday evening as well.

WINTRY WEEKEND

Our next batch of cold air will arrive this weekend. Right now it looks like this will be the coldest air of the season. Temperatures will be what we'd expect in January, not November.

 Strong northerly winds will keep the extended weekend forecast chilly with daytime highs holding in the 40s/50s and overnight lows in the 20s/30s.

Along with the cold air, an upper-level trough will deepen across the eastern seaboard which may bring rain showers to the region late Friday Night into Saturday. Rain will mix with snow at times especially in the mountains, but we even could see a little snow through the NRV and Highlands.

SNOW ACCUMULATION
Any accumulation will mainly be confined to the higher elevations, above 2,000ft. A coating to 1" is possible across the New River Valley, Highlands, Bent Mountain, Catawba and a long the Blue Ridge Parkway. Higher amounts toward Bluefield, Marion and the Mountains of West Virginia. Again, most of the accumulations will only collect on grassy surfaces and cars. The ground is still very warm so most will melt on contact.

SUNDAY, skies turn mostly sunny with afternoon highs only in the upper 40s.

PHOTOS: Chilling temperatures expected for Halloweekend

POSTED: 01:45 PM EDT Oct 28, 2014    UPDATED: 04:53 PM EDT Oct 29, 2014 

The viewing area is in for a big temperature drop starting Wednesday.

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Halloween Forecast - A few showers possible late in the evening; mainly in the western mountains.