ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — November is forecast to end on a cooler note, but milder conditions are expected for the start of December.
It will be noticeably colder Monday as winds blow in from the northwest. Morning temperatures will start in the 20s and 30s across much of Southwest Virginia, but the brisk winds will result in wind chills (“feels like” temperatures) in the teens and 20s. You may want to bundle up as you head out the door. Winds will stay blustery throughout the day with high temperatures reaching the 40s. Parts of the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands may only warm into the middle and upper 30s. A few snow showers may bring some flakes to the west-facing slopes of the Alleghany Highlands.
The dry and breezy conditions are favorable for increased fire danger, especially along and east of the Blue Ridge. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged Monday as fires may quickly spread in these weather conditions. If you are burning outdoors, please be attentive and burn with caution.
A disturbance will bring some clouds into the region Monday night, but little in the way of rain or snow is expected. Some west-slope snow is possible. Otherwise, winds will lighten up a little and overnight lows will be in the freezing cold 20s.
The remainder of the week looks relatively dry. For Tuesday, expect mostly sunny skies with breezy winds blowing through the region. A warming trend will begin on Tuesday with temperatures reaching the upper 40s and 50s by the afternoon. Some spots in Southside Virginia may even hit the 60-degree mark.
By Wednesday, most of Southwest Virginia will have afternoon high temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s. By Thursday and Friday, our high temperatures will peak! The New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands can expect highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s by the end of the week. Elsewhere, high temperatures will reach the unseasonably warm middle 60s and into the lower 70s.
We’ll notice temperatures cooling down some by the weekend. By Saturday, highs will be in the lower 60s and 50s. It will be a bit more seasonable for Sunday with highs in the 50s and 40s. There is a chance for some rain by the beginning of next week.