Keep in mind that today’s dry conditions and gusty winds would allow any outdoor fire to grow out of control rapidly. Please postpone any outdoor burning to another day. And remember Virginia’s 4 PM Burning Law continues through the end of the month.

High pressure builds in briefly for tonight which will relax winds and clear skies. This will allow temperatures to cool off more than last night, resulting in overnight lows in the 30s and 20s for some in the higher elevations.

After a cold start to Monday, a passing warm front will introduce a relatively warmer air mass and lead to highs in the low 60s in the mountains to mid to upper 60s in the Piedmont.

The warm front may meander a bit across our region before pulling farther to the north by Monday night. If so, this will allow for a few spotty showers — best chances north and west of Roanoke.

The main rain event moves in late Tuesday, beginning with scattered showers moving in from the southwest before sunset and eventually overspreading the region Tuesday night into early Wednesday. The rain may come down heavily at times and this could result in some localized flooding. Be mindful of creeks, streams, and low-lying areas that may flood roads if traveling Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

While the rain may taper off for many by the Wednesday morning commute, roads will likely be wet with ponding of water in places, increasing a risk for hydroplaning.

The rest of the day Wednesday will be dry and warm with highs in the 70s.

Another front approaches the region Wednesday night. Ahead of this front, showers and storms are forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday. At this time, it appears some of the storms Thursday could be on the strong side.