Showers are likely in Southwest Virginia Tuesday.
A system west of the Commonwealth will bring moisture to Southwest Virginia throughout the day. Moderate to heavy rainfall is possible, as well as a few rumbles of thunder. Afternoon temperatures are expected to reach the mild spring-like 60s across the region. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Marginal Risk for severe weather for areas along and north of I-64. The main threat is isolated strong to severe thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Even though the threat for tornadoes is low, it is not zero for Tuesday.
These periods of rain are expected to come to an end late Tuesday evening. Skies will clear for Wednesday, although a few spotty showers are possible north of I-64. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50s/mid 60s.
Another round of rain is possible Thursday. It appears the best chance for rain will be to our south into Southside Virginia and the New River Valley. Some of that rain could make its way a little further north. Near-average temperatures are expected for Thursday with high temperatures in the low to mid 50s.
Much of the region will start to dry off Friday, although we will deal with some mountain snow showers. Cooler air will filter in with highs in the mid 40s/low 50s for the afternoon.
The weekend is looking dry and sunny. While mid 40s/low 50s are expected for Saturday, we’ll see spring-like temperatures in the upper 50s and 60s for Sunday.