ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Grab the umbrella! There is the potential for showers and storms in the forecast through the weekend.
Occasional rain showers and drizzle is expected Friday as an area of low pressure makes its way toward the Mid-Atlantic. It won’t be a persistent rain, but it will be a bit damp outside at times. A few thunderstorms may develop during the afternoon hours, but the chance for severe weather is low. High temperatures will be close to the 70-degree mark with cloudy skies overhead.
Saturday will start with morning temperatures in the upper 50s and 60s. A few showers may move through during the morning, but showers will become more scattered during the afternoon hours. Thunderstorms may develop as afternoon temperatures warm up into the milder 70s. The main concern with these storms will be periods of heavy rainfall.
Sunday morning will be fairly dry as the area of low pressure leaves the region. Some sunshine will return to Southwest and Central Virginia for the end of the weekend. However, a cold front to our west will approach the area. While high temperatures will be in the upper 70s and 80s ahead of the front, the warmth and humidity will allow for hit-or-miss afternoon showers and storms. A few isolated storms may become strong to severe.
Monday will similar to Sunday. Dry conditions are expected during the morning hours with high temperatures reaching the upper 70s and 80s. Showers and storms will have the chance to develop during the afternoon and evening hours, but not everyone will see rain. Periods of heavy rain are possible.
Once this cold front passes through our region, humidity levels will be lower and drier weather is in the forecast. More sunshine is slated for Tuesday with high temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s.