Freeze Warnings issued for widespread frost tonight
Widespread frost/freeze again Friday morning
- Winds settle down overnight
- Another frost/freeze tonight
- Rain returns by the weekend
Be sure to bring your plants indoors again tonight as temperatures will drop to the upper 20s to low 30s once again. We may also have widespread frost early Friday morning. Some localized areas across the Piedmont may stay a bit above freezing, with areas around SML, Salem and Roanoke thanks to the heat island impact.
Lynchburg and Danville have the best chance of hitting records early Friday morning.
DANVILLE 31° 1982 | LYNCHBURG 32° 1936 | ROANOKE 29° 1927 | BLACKSBURG 20° 1982
After a frosty morning, afternoon temperatures will be much warmer, reaching the low/mid 60s. Skies remain partly to mostly sunny.
RAIN RETURNS SATURDAY
Widespread rain returns to the area Saturday afternoon as a low pressure system moves out of the south. We’ll start the day out mostly dry with showers moving in during the afternoon. There may even be an isolated storm chance across the Southside.
Rainfall totals are expected to be in the .25″ to .50″ range with a few areas getting slightly higher amounts. Rainfall coverage should be widespread. We’ll get just enough to water the ground.
By late Sunday morning, and showers will exit with skies gradually clearing during the afternoon. It will turn breezy again with highs in the mid 60s.
WARMER NEXT WEEK
The northern jet stream retreats to the north allowing warmer temperatures to move back in. By Monday, we’re expecting highs to return to the low 70s, with even a few days in the 80s possible by mid week.
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