Gorgeous weather continues over the weekend as high pressure remains in control.
There won’t be much change in the weather over the next several days as the weather pattern remains stagnant, but in a good way, with a sprawling area of high pressure parked over the region. The high will continue to camp out over the area for several days to come so our stretch of gorgeous summer weather will continue. Under mainly clear skies with just a light breeze, temps are a touch milder this morning with lows having dropped into the mid and upper 50s and low to mid-60s in spots. Dew points are still mainly in the very comfortable range of the 50s as well making for another crisp feeling start to the day like we saw yesterday and Wednesday. Temps will be mainly seasonable today and over the next couple of days until we climb back into the upper 80s near 90° as we head into next week on Monday. The average high temperature in Roanoke for this point in July is 87°. It will be another great day to take a lunch with you that you can take outside and enjoy some of the sunshine and warm temps.
With the high pressure in control through the weekend the weather will stay sunny and dry. There’s lots to do this weekend, Movies that rock Friday night at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges, the Car-B-Q classic car show Friday evening at the Transportation Museum, Touch-a-truck in Green Hill Park in Salem Saturday and the weather looks picture perfect for all of them!
It’s also that time of year that I need to remind folks to please, NEVER leave your kids or pets in the car. The interior of your car will heat up extremely quickly and reach dangerous, if not deadly, levels in a very short period of time. If you want to take the dog for a car ride than make it a dedicated ride for them, don’t stop for groceries or to pick something up. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your vehicle to reach those dangerous levels. If you have a small child be sure you double check the back seat when you get out.
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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