Most of the western and southwestern parts of Virginia are in the dry sliver of white at left on today’s rain projection map from the Weather Prediction Center, at left. Most of the rest of Virginia, all but the southeast corner, are in the light green, signaling less than a tenth of an inch on this Saturday. The radar this morning shows an area of rain south and east of our region, edging into Southside — but not all that is showing up is hitting the ground, as there is some dry air to get through, and it’s also heading northeast very quickly with a weak wave of low pressure. So it looks a little more intense than the surface observations would indicate. A larger area of rain in the Ohio Valley is expected to shunt mostly to the north of us, ahead of the cold front that will move in this evening and bring breezy, colder weather to our region. This Saturday is looking like a cloudier day for Southwest Virginia than we were discussing a couple of days ago, but other than a few sprinkles or maybe some brief passing light rain with minimal amounts, it doesn’t look like a wet day. Temperatures probably won’t make 70 in Roanoke — locations to the west may even struggle to make 60. And we’ll be colder in days to come, with frosty by Monday morning, possible mountain snow showers by late Wednesday and Thursday, and perhaps a widespread hard freeze after that.