ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Spring-like temperatures are expected for the beginning of the week. However, blustery winds are also in the forecast with a late-week cooldown ahead.
For Monday, an area of high pressure will keep Southwest and Central Virginia dry and quiet. It will be a chilly start with morning temperatures in the 30s. Warm south and southwest winds will help afternoon temperatures reach the warmer-than-average 60s and lower 70s. Mostly to partly sunny skies will be overhead.
A front will pass through the region Monday night into Tuesday. Little is expected in the way of precipitation, although a few spotty showers are possible along western slopes. Winds will pick up across the area with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday morning will start with temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. By the afternoon, high temperatures will be in the 50s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Central Virginia, Southside, and the Roanoke Valley can expect highs in the mild 60s and lower 70s.
Prepare for a cold Wednesday morning as temperatures will start in the 20s and lower 30s. Winds will be brisk at times with afternoon highs in the cooler 50s. Similar to Wednesday, Thursday will start with near/below-freezing temperatures in the 20s and lower 30s. The winds won’t be as breezy with slightly milder high temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s. Clouds will increase late in the day.
Our next system will bring chilly rain showers to Southwest and Central Virginia Friday. Some snow/sleet may mix in at higher elevations, but little to no accumulation is expected. It will be noticeably colder with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.