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International Space Station set to fly over Friday night

The fly over begins at 8:46 p.m.

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ROANOKE, Va. – The International Space Station, as it often does, will fly over our region Friday night. As it does so, you'll want to bundle up. 

A one-two punch of cool air and gusty winds will leave you needing at least a jacket. 

The I.S.S. will be flying over from the west-southwest at 8:46 p.m. Five minutes later, it will enter Earth's shadow slightly above the horizon. If you've never seen it before, you will have to look for a quickly-moving, non-blinking "star."

For most of us, the view should be a good one! A mainly clear sky is forecast for a good portion of southwest and central Virginia. However, there will still be some snow showers in parts of Bath, Highland, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties. 

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There might still be some clouds close to the I-77 corridor and Mountain Empire as well.


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