ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — It will be a dry and mild Friday across Southwest and Central Virginia, but a cooler and damp Memorial Day weekend is ahead.
High pressure sticks around for one more day. Variably cloudy skies will be over the region with breezy northeast winds blowing through. Friday will start with morning temperatures in the cool 40s and 50s while afternoon highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Increasing cloudiness is expected as the day continues.
A low pressure system will move over the Carolinas Saturday, beginning our rainy weather pattern. Some morning showers are possible south of US-460, but rain coverage will increase across the region during the afternoon and evening. A few rumbles of thunder are possible, but the severe risk is low. It will be cloudy and noticeably cooler with high temperatures in the lower and middle 60s.
Occasional rain showers are slated for Sunday with the cooler conditions sticking around. Overall, it will be cloudy with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Showers will linger into Memorial Day, but it won’t be raining the entire time. However, you’ll want to keep the rain gear handy and have a backup plan if you want to avoid the rain. Monday will be slightly milder with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
A few showers are possible Tuesday, but the dreary weather pattern will start to come to an end. High pressure will build into the region, bringing drier conditions and warmer temperatures. Afternoon highs will be in the 70s Tuesday and Wednesday. We may notice some 80s by Thursday.