(WFXR). The pattern is on the quiet side today and Tuesday as the region continues to provide above-normal temperatures.

Our recent warm weather, with temps in the upper 70s to low 80s east of the Parkway, and February being the warmest on record in Roanoke, the growing season has begun in the eastern half of our viewing area.

This means that if we are forecast to drop close to freezing or below, frost and freeze products will be issued so you can protect the tender vegetation.

As for the forecast, we are expecting rain to arrive after sunset on Tuesday, but end before sunrise Wednesday. 

There will be a cooldown of sorts Tuesday and Wednesday as temps only reach the low 60s, but rebound for the end of the week into the 70s.  The warming trend begins on Thursday.

As for the rain chances, other than the overnight showers Tuesday into Wednesday, the week should stay dry.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist