Winds increase overnight as a cold front moves through the region. Not much moisture is associated with this front; therefore, anticipate a few clouds to roll in with an occasional sprinkle along the western slopes of the mountains.
Clouds eventually clear out Sunday as high pressure builds in. The windy conditions, dry air and ground enhance the concern for fire danger along the Blue Ridge Sunday. Burning is highly discouraged through the second half of the weekend.
The sun will shine bright in the afternoon helping to warm temperatures into the upper 60s to near 70° and lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Martinsville Race Forecast: Mostly sunny Sunday with highs will rise into the lower 70s. Be sure to put on the sunscreen. Even with the lower sun angle, you could still get burned in a hurry. Winds will also be rather gusty, reaching 15-20 mph at times.
Wall to wall sunshine continues Monday and Tuesday with above average temperatures. Daytime highs approach 80 degrees Tuesday.
Our next chance for scattered showers develops Wednesday afternoon as a strong cold front and deep trough approach the region. This will usher in much cooler air for the end of the week. Highs linger in the low 60s.
We are watching our next batch of cold air for next weekend. The extended forecast looks chilly with daytime highs holding in the 40s/50s and overnight lows in the 20s/30s.