ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Prepare for a wet Tuesday morning commute across Southwest and Central Virginia.
Rain will become widespread as it moves in from the west Tuesday morning. Temperatures will generally be in the above-freezing mid-30s and mid-40s to kick off the day, so this will be a rain event for much of the region as temperatures continue to warm up into the afternoon hours.
Tuesday won’t be a complete washout. A majority of the wet weather will taper off before and around noon. Some afternoon sunshine is possible with high temperatures in the mid-50s and lower 60s.
Unseasonably mild conditions are in the forecast for this Wednesday. Morning temperatures will be in the lower and middle 40s with afternoon highs in the warmer lower and middle 60s. Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be overhead.
Another round of showers will impact the region late Wednesday night into Thursday as a front passes through Southwest and Central Virginia. Rain will be off-and-on throughout the day Thursday with gusty winds at times. Highs will be in the upper 50s and 60s.
Cooler air will filter in behind Thursday’s front. An area of high pressure will allow for partly to mostly sunny skies Friday and Saturday. Winds will be brisk at times Friday with gusts as high as 30 mph possible. Although temperatures will trend cooler for the end of the week, highs will still be warmer than average for the middle of January. Expect morning temperatures in the colder upper 20s and 30s. Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.