ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Southwest and Central Virginia is staying hot through Saturday with showers and storms in the forecast. An approaching cold front will yield variably cloudy skies and a chance of showers and storms. A few storms may be capable of producing heavy rainfall and gusty winds. After a morning of showers and storms, this afternoon will see some sunshine and highs on the hit side in the 80s to lower 90s.
If you’re heading to any high school football games, keep the rain gear handy and stay weather-aware. You’ll also want to stay cool on Friday. Afternoon highs will be in the hot upper 80s and 90s with humid air in place.
Saturday won’t be a washout, but it will still be hot and muggy with isolated showers and storms possible. High temperatures will reach the 80s and lower 90s under a mix of sun and clouds.
Temperatures begin to cool behind a passing cold front, giving us cooler temperatures for the end of the weekend into next week. For Sunday and Monday, highs are slated to be in the 70s and mid-80s with more cloud cover overhead. Starting Monday, scattered showers and isolated storms are in the forecast.
High pressure will move back in on Wednesday and Thursday, allowing for more sunshine. It will be pleasant and warm with highs in the 70s and 80s.