ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A cold front will push through Southwest and Central Virginia Tuesday, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday will start mostly dry with some patchy fog in place. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s and middle 80s. Scattered showers and isolated storms will begin to develop during the afternoon and evening as the cold front moves through the region. The severe weather risk is low, but some storms may produce heavy rainfall.

Some rain showers will linger into Wednesday morning. If any showers or storms develop during the afternoon, they will be isolated. Humidity levels will drop during the day with afternoon highs in the 70s and lower 80s.

An early autumn feel is slated for the end of the week. Expect a crisp start to Thursday with morning temperatures in the 40s and 50s. More sunshine is in the forecast with afternoon highs in the slightly cooler 70s. Friday will be much of the same: morning lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon temperatures in the 70s under mostly clear conditions.

The weekend will start pleasantly with plentiful sunshine slated for Saturday. Morning temperatures will start in the cool 40s and 50s with afternoon highs in the 70s and lower 80s. However, another front will bring the chance for isolated showers and storms on Sunday.


Hurricane Lee is moving very slowly over the Atlantic Ocean. It’s still a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.

The National Hurricane Center has Lee turning northward Tuesday into Wednesday. Dangerous surf and rip current conditions are expected along the East Coast. The Northeastern U.S. and Nova Scotia could feel impacts by the weekend.