ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A passing frontal boundary will keep the unsettled weather pattern in place for the weekend in Southwest and Central Virginia.
Scattered showers and storms are expected Friday as a cold front approaches from the west. Expect high temperatures to range from the upper 70s/lower 80s west of the Blue Ridge to the upper 80s/lower 90s elsewhere. While morning showers are possible west of the Blue Ridge, rain chances will be greater during the afternoon and evening.
Periods of heavy rainfall may lead to localized flooding, especially in areas that have already received a good soaking this week. A couple of strong to severe storms may develop during the heat of the day. Stronger storms may produce gusty winds. Currently, the Storm Prediction Center has much of Southwest and Central Virginia under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. However, areas along and east of US 29 are under a Slight Risk.
The passing front will stall to the south Saturday. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead for the day with highs in the seasonably warm 80s. There is the chance for a few afternoon showers and storms, more so south of US 460. However, it won’t be a washout for the start of the weekend.
The front will lift back north as a warm front Sunday into Monday. This will set off another chance for scattered showers and storms. Due to the recent rainfall, there may be a risk of flooding on both Sunday and Monday. Highs will be in the mid-70s and lower 80s.
Rain coverage will begin to dwindle into the middle of next week. Isolated showers and storms are possible Tuesday through Thursday. It looks like another warm-up is on the way. Temperatures will begin to climb back into the 80s and lower 90s each day.