Weather whiplash: Near-70° warmth follows freezing mornings
ROANOKE, Va. – The coldest air of the season has moved into parts of the area as of Wednesday morning. Still, we expect high temperatures to only reach 45-50° area-wide Wednesday afternoon with plenty of sun around. High temperature forecast for Wednesday, 11/18/2020A clear sky, calm wind and bone-dry air will allow temperatures overnight to plummet once again. Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning, 11/19/2020As the jet stream continues to retreat northward, however, we’ll warm back up as soon as we cooled down. By Friday and Saturday afternoons, high temperatures will reach 65-70°.
A week divided: November winds and chill to start; warmer air prevails later
The air is drier, and there’s an added nip thanks to a gusty northwest wind. The path of Iota vs. the path of Eta - 2020However, it isn’t expected to curve back north like Eta did. The jet stream retreats north, allowing temperatures to rise well into the 60s late this week and into the weekend. Upper air pattern by Friday, 11/20/2020The trend through Thanksgiving is for temperatures to be above average (average is mid 50s during the day and mid 30s at night). Temperature and precipitation trends through Thanksgiving 2020Precipitation trends start to buckle a bit, as we may have a front or two pass through next week.
T-shirt time! Longest November warm streak since ‘05 taking shape
ROANOKE, Va. – For the past several days, including Thursday, we’ve gone through the confusing combination of chilly mornings and warmer afternoons. High temperatures in the Roanoke Valley will be at or above 70° through Sunday and possibly into next week. The last time we had six straight days of 70° warmth in November was back in 2005. Last six day streak of 70°+ warmth in November2005 was an extremely active tropical season, which can also be said about the 2020 season. The storm will be sandwiched between high pressure off the East Coast and low pressure to the west, causing it to meander somewhere near Florida through next week.