ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — While the warm air will stick around, occasional rain showers and mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast for Thursday.
A cold front is slated to pass through the area Thursday. Due to warmer winds ahead of the front, high temperatures in Southwest and Central Virginia will range from the upper 50s into the mid-60s. Off-and-on rain showers will make their way through the region during the day. A few rumbles of thunder are possible. Overall, rainfall totals are expected to be less than half of an inch. Winds may pick up with gusts up to 30 mph possible.
Drier conditions are anticipated for Friday, but cooler air will move into the area. Snow showers are possible along west-facing slopes. Otherwise, an area of high pressure will allow for clearing skies. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies with afternoon temperatures in the near-average 40s and 50s. Prepare for blustery conditions as wind gusts as high as 35 mph. Higher ridges may experience gusts up to 50 mph.
Saturday will be similar to Friday, although the winds will be lighter. Morning temperatures will start in the cold 20s and lower 30s. Afternoon highs will be in the 40s and lower 50s. Increasing cloudiness is expected later in the day.
A storm system is anticipated to impact Southwest and Central Virginia Sunday. Some parts of the region could see some morning wintry mix before transitioning to a cold rain. We’ll have more details as we get closer to the event.