By the middle of the week, the growing season in our area will be over. The Mountains have seen a widespread frost/freeze as have most of the NRV counties. The Piedmont and the Roanoke Valley locations will be looking at some cold nights ahead, effectively ending the growing season. Simply put, no more frost and or freeze products will be issued by the NWS for the rest of the year.

In other words, it looks like a cold week ahead. The cold front that pushed through the Commonwealth today has some fairly cold air behind it.

The Temps will be hovering around the middle 30s tonight and only reach the low 50s for highs through the middle of the week in the Roanoke Valley and Piedmont.

The coldest night is expected to be Wednesday into Thursday as the mercury will be in the 20s in the NRV and Highlands, and at or below freezing everywhere else. Hopefully we have all take the appropriate steps to get ready for winter.

The cold snap will be just that, a “snap” as the mercury in the thermometer will be back to normal by the weekend with highs in the low 70s. Slight chance for some light rain on Sunday but for the most part the area will be rain free for a while.

Some flurries or even some wet snow may fall in Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties Tuesday and Wednesday, but nothing other than an early reminder that winter is on the way, not here yet. Some mountain roads may be slick.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist