ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Another round of hot temperatures and storms is in the forecast for Friday. However, a change in pace is expected for the weekend.
After several active hours of severe weather, we’re looking at a quieter start to Friday. Morning temperatures will start in the 60s and lower 70s with variably cloudy skies overhead. High temperatures will be in the 80s and lower 90s in the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley. Elsewhere, highs will reach the hot lower and middle 90s.
While the day will start fairly dry, showers and storms will have the chance to develop during the afternoon and evening hours. There is the potential for severe weather again. If stronger storms do develop, the main concerns will be gusty winds and hail. Heavy rainfall and lightning are also possible with these storms. Make sure you have at least two ways to receive severe weather alerts throughout the day.
A cold front will move through late Friday into Saturday morning. This front will cause a big change in our weather pattern! Lower humidity levels and less heat are in the forecast for the weekend. If anything, it will be a bit breezy Saturday. Highs will be in the seasonably warm 70s and lower 80s for the weekend with mostly to partly sunny skies overhead. There will also be cooler morning temperatures Sunday. Morning lows will be in the cool 40s and 50s. Overall, pleasant weather is in the forecast for any Father’s Day or Juneteenth plans.
The mild weather won’t last too long. Monday will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds overhead with highs in the upper 70s and 80s. By Tuesday, we’ll start to notice more highs in the 90s popping up in portions of Southwest and Central Virginia.
The heat and humidity will continue to build into Wednesday and Thursday. Much of the region will warm up into the 90s each day. We could start to see showers and storms returning to the forecast by the middle of the upcoming week.