Expect one more nice day on Sunday before the transition into a more unsettled pattern begins on Monday.
We’ll see clouds gradually increase late in the day today before we introduce the chance for rain showers coming in during the overnight hours. Most everyone can expect to see rain at some point during the day on Monday, but it shouldn’t be a washout by any means.
Showers are expected to turn into a bit of a steady rain during the day on Tuesday. Winds could also pick up a bit through the day; noticeable but likely below Wind Advisory criteria for most folks. Winds could be a bit more gusty around Snowshoe Mountain and the highest elevations of the Blue Ridge – possibly enough to pop up a Wind Advisory Tuesday night into Wednesday.
We could see some mainly-mountain snow possible late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Locations along and west of I-81 could see anywhere from a dusting of snow to an inch or two; however, the wet ground from the rain we’ll receive will be plenty warm, so anything that does fall should mostly be limited to grassy areas. Locations along the west slopes could see slightly higher totals but generally nothing too significant – unless you’re around Snowshoe Mountain where possibly 3-6 inches could fall before things start to dry out by Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday looks nice. Cool, but nice.
Friday, we could see a wintry mix possible. Rain, snow…possibly even some freezing rain is looking increasingly likely Friday morning before we warm enough for any frozen precipitation to transition to all rain. We’re still several days out and model runs will change the forecast, but it is something to note.
Sunday’s temperatures will be close to normal before we notch the temperatures above normal Monday and Tuesday (into the 50s and even 60s). Wednesday’s temperatures will drop anywhere from 15 to 25 degrees from Tuesday’s high. Temperatures will remain below normal for the remainder of the work-week before some slight moderation in temperatures as another system comes in toward next weekend.
Roanoke’s normal high temperature is 49F. Roanoke’s normal low temperature is 31F.
I’ll have a full update on your forecast tonight on WFXR News First at Ten!