The most noticeable difference in the weather pattern for this week will be the much cooler than normal temperatures. Highs will be in the 70s and low 80s as wet start the first work week of the month. Expect to see a variety of rain chances in the many microclimates/forecast zones that we have here in our viewing area, but none of which are expected to bring any major issues. Flooding rains will be confined to the south and east of the region, but soaking rain will be most locations.
The region will be on the edge of a good batch of rain that is expected to move up the coast for then next couple of days. This will bring rain to our eastern counties, our southern counties as well as the mountains. The rain is expected to be heavy at times early Tuesday, but then more showery in nature Wednesday. Some storms are expected again on Thursday, but there are some differences in the models with respect to that, so spotty rain and a few storms is what is a much safer (for accuracy) forecast. Our region is abnormally dry, so this week should help in that regard.
As we move forward through the work week the temperatures will rise a bit each day topping out back in the upper 80s to low 90 over the weekend. Of note is the moderate air quality in the Roanoke region. Smoke is still flowing in from the west and is very noticeable once again in the skies over the area.
As for the overall pattern, it looks to be more of a cloudy week with periods of rain and isolated storms. The cooler regime will be short lived, so we need to embrace the milder pattern and save a bit on the electric bill this week by keeping our fans and air conditioners to a minimum.