ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Drier weather is in the forecast to end the week. However, more rain is on the way for the weekend ahead.
Thursday will start cloudy and a bit damp in Southwest and Central Virginia. The area still has some available moisture, so a few isolated showers are possible during the morning and afternoon. Otherwise, skies will be overcast to partly cloudy with high temperatures reaching the slightly cooler 70s.
Variably cloudy skies are expected Thursday evening with pockets of fog developing overnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
Friday looks to be the driest day ahead with a mix of sun and clouds overhead. Highs will be in the lower and middle 70s in the mountains while upper 70s and lower 80s are expected elsewhere.
Increasing cloud cover is in store for Saturday. Southwest flow will bring more moisture to Southwest and Central Virginia, so rain chances will ramp up as the day continues. The start of the weekend doesn’t look to be a washout. However, showers will begin to move in during the afternoon before rain becomes likely by the evening hours. Whether you’re heading to the Roanoke Taco Fest or the Virginia Tech game, make sure to have some rain gear on hand. Afternoon temperatures will be in the fall-like 70s.
More wet weather is slated for Sunday and Monday. Off-and-on showers are expected with a couple of isolated storms coming into the mix. Moderate to heavy rainfall is possible at times, so localized flooding may become a concern. Temperatures will remain below average with highs in the upper 60s and 70s.