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Few showers, more clouds Saturday; Sunny Easter

By Lindsey Anderson, landerson@wdbj7.com
Published On: Apr 16 2014 12:00:00 AM EDT
Updated On: Apr 19 2014 10:06:39 AM EDT

A cloudy and cool start to the weekend will finish sunny and warm for Easter.

Clouds remain in place through most of Saturday as a Gulf low hugs the east coast.  Patchy drizzle and light rain showers will taper off early this afternoon leaving cool temperatures in its wake.

SATURDAY

Saturday, the low will brush the area delivering clouds and occasional showers, mainly to areas along the VA/NC border counties. Lynchburg and Danville have the best chance of rain (80%), with lesser chances (30%) to the north toward Roanoke and Blacksburg.

The rain will come to an end early in the day while clouds and cool air remain in place. Temperatures stay below average, only reaching the mid and upper 50s as a result of the clouds.

SUNDAY

Drier air works in and scours out the clouds for your Easter Sunday. Sunrise is at 6:39 AM.  Skies turn partly to mostly sunny with temperatures warming to the mid and upper 60s.

NEXT WEEK

A warming trend is on the way for next week. Afternoon temperatures climb to the mid and upper 70s with partly sunny skies. Our next chance for showers and a possible thunderstorm will arrive late Tuesday associated with a passing cold front. Additionally, the best widespread chance for rain won't arrive until Friday.