It has been a breezy and cool Saturday, but there has been plenty of sunshine across Southwest and Central Virginia. Afternoon highs are expected to be in the mid to upper 50s in portions of the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands, while Southside, Central Virginia, and the Roanoke Valley will have highs in the mid to upper 60s
For tonight, the relatively dry conditions will continue. There is a slight chance for a stray shower or two to move in west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Otherwise, clouds will increase, and overnight lows will be in the 40s.
We’re slated to have a spring-like Mother’s Day on Sunday. High temperatures will be about 10 degrees warmer than Saturday highs. Much of the area will warm up into the 70s. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead, and winds will pick up at times. Gusts will generally be between 20 – 30 mph are possible with the strongest winds being west of the Blue Ridge. Expect more clouds to move in during the afternoon.
There is the potential for a few showers to move in late Sunday evening. Otherwise, rain returns to the forecast on Monday. Scattered showers and storms will impact the area, but it won’t be a persistent rain event. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Southside Virginia under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. This means we could have a couple of isolated strong storms. This area may shift as we get closer to Monday.
You’ll want to grab the umbrella before you head out the door Monday morning. High temperatures will range from the mid 60s and into the 70s.
Both Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry and noticeably cooler. High temperatures will mainly be in the 60s, but there could be some low 70s on Tuesday in parts of Southside Virginia.
Clouds will increase Thursday before late day showers move into the region.