Not much change from Wednesday as the region will be under the influence of high pressure. Temps will still be on the warm side, but the humidity levels are still low therefore the comfort level is tolerable. Moving into the latter portion of the weekend, we will be cooler than normal, mainly due to the showers and storms on the docket.

Friday will be more of the same but some clouds will be introduced to the region. The moisture will be increasing as the weekend comes upon us and we head into the holiday. Look for the clouds to be more widespread on Saturday and there is a chance for some showers on Sunday and Monday.

The showers may arrive over the mountains Saturday but the bulk of the more widespread rain is not expected until Sunday and Monday.

There will be some storms over the weekend, not a total washout, but not a very dry pattern either.

The short work week starts with some rain but by Wednesday we start to notice a dry and warm pattern returning. This next batch of dry air is expected to linger for a couple of days.

Of Note:  As we close out the month of August so to do we close out the Meteorological Summer. Here are the stats for August at Roanoke Regional Airport.

The Meteorological Autumn begins Sept 1st and runs through November 30th. Meteorological seasons differ from the Astronomical seasons as they are based on the calendar versus the location and relationship of the Earth to the Sun. Meteorological seasons are best for record-keeping as the time frame is consistent and gives a better statistical analysis of a season for that reason.

The Topical Atlantic is getting interesting again. Tropical Storm Danielle has formed in the northern Atlantic. This cyclone may become a hurricane shortly.

Also, we are keeping an eye on what may become Earl by the weekend.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist