ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The same storm system that brought rain to Southwest and Central Virginia last Friday and Saturday will make its way back to the Eastern U.S. for the end of the workweek.
We won’t see as much sunshine Thursday. Increasing cloudiness is expected overhead as the storm system throws clouds in our direction. Morning temperatures will start in the 50s before warming up into the cooler 60s and lower 70s this afternoon. A few spotty rain showers cannot be ruled out later in the day. However, rain chances will increase a bit Thursday night into Friday.
Off-and-on rain showers and drizzle are in the forecast for Friday. It won’t be a persistent rain, but you may want to grab the umbrella on hand as you head out the door. A few thunderstorms may develop during the afternoon hours, but the chance for severe weather is low. Highs will be close to the 70-degree mark.
Rain showers remain in the forecast for Saturday. There is a better chance of rain during the afternoon hours. Thunderstorms may develop during the afternoon as temperatures warm up into the 70s. The main concern will be periods of heavy rainfall from these storms.
The chance for rain will linger into Sunday. While rain coverage won’t be as widespread, hit-or-miss afternoon storms will still have the chance to develop. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower to middle 80s.
Due to a passing cold front, the storm system will move toward the northeast Monday. Some spotty showers and storms are possible Monday. Otherwise, expect some sunshine with highs in the 70s and lower 80s.
We will feel the effects of the passing front by Tuesday. Humidity levels will be lower and drier weather is in the forecast. High temperatures will be in the 70s.