Pinpoint Weather: Unsettled and cool for the weekend; warmer and dry into Memorial Day

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(WFXR) — Welcome to Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer!

Unfortunately, it’s not going to be feeling like summer at all into Sunday.

Showers will continue into tonight. We’re not looking at rainfall rates to be overly heavy, but enough that you’ll need to have the umbrella handy if you’re venturing outside.

Heading into Sunday, we’ll be even cooler yet under generally cloudy skies with a few showers off-and-on through the day. We can’t rule out a clap or two of thunder possible, but that should be very few and far between.

Highs on Sunday are expected to be generally in the lower-to-mid 60s with some mountain communities possibly lingering back into the upper 50s.

Highs, by the way, for this time of year in Roanoke are normally at 80-degrees, so yes…much cooler-than-normal highs can be expected.

However, looking into Memorial Day on Monday, temperatures will rebound reasonably well with mountain communities reaching the upper 60s and lower 70s. East of the Blue Ridge, highs are expected to be closer to the upper 70s. Monday will also be dry, so we’re expecting a near-perfect day to fire up the barbecue!

Tuesday’s highs should gain a few degrees from Monday’s highs with dry weather again likely.

Heading into Wednesday, we look to re-introduce some showers into the area with highs dropping off a few degrees, back into the 70s over much of the region.

Into Thursday, Friday and next weekend, more unsettled weather is anticipated with the typical summer-like chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms returning. Highs are expected to return into the lower-and-middle 80s in the metros – a touch cooler elsewhere.

Enjoy the holiday weekend! While it does look a bit wet at times for the weekend, the actual Memorial Day holiday on Monday will be dry and nice, so keep those plans in place and remember the reason for the holiday by taking some time to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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