ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — It definitely won’t feel like December outside for the next few days.
It will be a chilly start to Thursday with morning temperatures in the 20s and 30s. Remember to give yourself a little extra time to heat up your car and scrape off any frost. However, southwest winds will help to quickly warm up the region. By the afternoon, high temperatures will be in the warmer-than-average 60s! Skies will generally be mostly to partly sunny.
A few spotty mountain rain showers cannot be ruled out late Thursday evening, but a majority of the area will stay dry. Overnight lows will be in the cool middle and upper 40s.
Rain chances are slightly higher for Friday, but not everyone will see rain. Overall, rain coverage will be spotty and light. Despite the chance for rain and some extra clouds, the southwest flow will keep the region mild for the end of the week. High temperatures will be in the even milder upper 60s and lower 70s for Friday.
There is the potential for scattered rain showers Saturday as a cold front moves through. We can expect some of our warmest high temperatures Saturday with highs in the upper 60s and middle 70s. The best chance to see some rain will be during the afternoon and evening hours.
While any rainfall we receive will be beneficial, there’s limited moisture associated with these fronts. We likely won’t receive enough rainfall to help with the drought conditions we’re experiencing, especially east of the Blue Ridge.
Cooler and drier air will filter in behind Saturday’s cold front. Expect clearing skies with high temperatures in the chilly lower 50s and 40s. High pressure will gradually build into Southwest Virginia, resulting in fair weather for the beginning of next week.
Model runs suggest the region will stay dry for much of the upcoming week. Although it won’t be nearly as mild, high temperatures will run slightly above average. Morning temperatures will be in the cold 20s and 30s while afternoon temperatures will mainly be in the 40s and 50s.