Tracking a mid-week cold front that takes us from spring to winter
As the wind relaxes and sunshine goes to work, we expect seasonable afternoon temperatures Monday. High temperature forecast for Monday, 3/29/2021We’ll turn a bit warmer Tuesday afternoon before a strong cold front moves closer by Wednesday. AdAverage last freeze in southwest and central VirginiaHigh pressure takes control of our weather by Easter weekend, which implies improving weather throughout the holiday weekend. What we're tracking - Easter Sunday 2021We’ll start out cold Good Friday morning and Saturday morning as well. Planning things out for Easter weekend 2021Keep checking back for updates by downloading our app.
Here’s how to get a free ‘Garden-to-Go’ kit from Lowe’s this spring
As you start your spring cleaning, Lowe’s is stepping in to help you get creative and add some nice touches to your home. Lowe’s month-long SpringFest celebration will be hitting stores in April and will include free, curbside family project kits. Starting April 1, you can sign-up for a free Garden-to-Go kit on Lowes.com. The demos will include lawn care maintenance with Scotts and paint demos with The Sherwin-Williams Company. Here’s a list of the events that you can expect to see:
Hello, spring! Rain chances, temperatures rising later this week
ROANOKE, Va. – Monday was just about the perfect start to the week, but Tuesday will offer up more clouds. FutureTracker - Wednesday morning around 3 o'clockBeyond that, most of Wednesday is dry with more clouds and similar temperatures to Tuesday. Eventually, that front will be close enough to produce showers and possibly storms late Thursday in the western half of our area. Rain impacts through Friday, 3/26/2021Most of the rain is gone Friday, with a breeze out of the southwest taking over. This will be followed by slightly cooler air to start next week.
NOAA releases spring outlook
ROANOKE, Va. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its Spring weather outlook. It comes as no surprise that warmer-than-average temperatures are expected this spring for much of the country. Spring 2021 Temperatures OutlookAs for rainfall, we are expecting a slightly wetter spring than average. For the first time in three years, major flooding is not expected. Significant drought conditions are expected to continue and likely worsen in the months ahead, which comes as bad news for our friends to the west.
Warmest weather of 2021 to come in the next couple of days
In fact, it’s likely that Thursday will be our warmest day since mid-November of 2020. Thursday to be the warmest day since November of 2020We’ll still be fairly warm Friday but with increasing clouds. Eventually, these clouds produce rain showers in the afternoon and early evening hours, as a front slowly sags southward. By Monday, high pressure to the north will place colder air in the region while a storm system rises from the Rockies. If this storm system arrives later, we’d mainly be looking at a chilly rain.
Get ready! A sampling of April and May warmth to come the next few days
Expect high temperatures across much of the area to reach into the 60s with a few high clouds drifting through. At this time, the International Space Station will be flying over. This will put our high temperatures in the 70s Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, making it feel like the middle of May at times. Upper air pattern by Thursday, 3/11/2021This will also extend our dry spell to 10 straight days, which hasn’t happened since late December of 2019. Last time we had a dry spell of 10 straight daysThat streak may come to an end late Friday, as a front slowly moves closer to the region.
Temperatures “spring forward” throughout much of the week
Flipping the switch from winter to spring this weekROANOKE, Va. – We turn the clocks ahead one hour this coming weekend. Prior to that, however, temperatures will begin springing forward. It may not feel like that first thing Monday morning, with many of us waking up to temperatures in the 20s. High temperature forecast for Monday, 3/8/2021This is just the beginning of a week-long warm-up! AdRecent dry spells in southwest, central VirginiaThat streak likely comes to an end later in the week, once the jet stream buckles.
YES! A dry weekend before flipping back to spring-like temperatures
What we're tracking for the first weekend of March - 2021ROANOKE, Va. – We’ve made it to the weekend unscathed by Mother Nature, thankfully. As we head into the weekend, expect things to stay a little chilly and breezy at times. That starts Friday with high temperatures mainly in the 40s and 50s under a sunny sky. High temperature forecast for Friday, 3/5/2021The breeze will stay intact at 10-20 mph with gusts occasionally higher than that. Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Friday, 3/5/2021That’s what will reinforce some colder air for the weekend.
Wednesday likely to be our warmest day since before Christmas
The wind won’t be as much of a factor, but it will be enough to push temperatures up a few degrees. High temperature forecast for Wednesday, 2/24/2021This will likely be a) the warmest weather we’ve seen since mid-December, b) a taste of mid-April and c) more typical of late February in New Orleans! Well, not really, but Roanoke's forecast high of 67 matches the average high for this time of year in New Orleans. Types of precipitation possible Friday eveningThis likely won’t be a big deal, but it will kick off a wet pattern this weekend. AdWhat we're tracking starting this weekendEarly estimates show 1-3″ of rain being likely across the area, which could lead to flooding.
Tracking a windy warm-up before another wet pattern kicks in
Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Tuesday, 2/23/2021This wind, however, works in our favor. High temperature forecast for Tuesday, 2/23/2021Once the wind calms at night, we’ll all fall into the low to mid 30s first thing Wednesday morning. There’s no threat of wintry weather with this front, but we’ll have to see how much cold air is available to us Friday evening. If there’s any chance of wintry weather, it would be in higher elevations west of the Parkway. That’s not to say it will rain 24 hours a day, but it does appear as if another wet pattern will take shape.
Column: Heavy Chicago snowfall, harsh winter explained: It’s all my fault.
“Thanks Rex!! Just what we needed — a foot and a half of snow! And something clearly brought on by your declaration of the snow as a ‘hoax.’ Well, tell all among us forced to shovel the 17.9-inches of your ‘hoax’ off their front walks here in the city this morning! And I’m sure all at Street & San were happy to man their plows to clear the roads of Huppke’s ‘hoax’! Do me a favor, DON’T declare Spring around here a ‘hoax.’ God only knows what THAT might bring on!!chicagotribune.com
Chilly rain, late March-like temps, possible snow all in a 3-4 day span
We start out the week with a wintry feel, as a chilly rain settles into the region around midday Monday. Some of this could turn heavy at times, thanks to a storm system throwing moisture up toward a warm front nearby. Most of us just see cold rain, but freezing rain accumulations are most likely in parts of Highland County and along the western spine of Nelson County. Wednesday’s temperatures will likely be in the 50s (60s Southside), with another storm system coming our way. This will likely start as rain late Wednesday, which will significantly cut down the potential for snow accumulation.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise to move headquarters to Texas
SPRING, Texas – Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it is moving its global headquarters to the Houston area from California, where the company's roots go back to the founding of Silicon Valley decades ago. Hewlett Packard Enterprise was created in 2015 when the computer hardware pioneer Hewlett-Packard Inc. broke into two parts after years of struggling to keep up with industry trends, such as consumers’ shift away from personal computers. The split left one new company, HPE, concentrated on the business of selling data center hardware and business software, while another new company, HP Inc., kept the legacy PC and printer operations. HP Inc. is still headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and remains the bigger of the two companies in terms of revenue. “We are incredibly committed to Silicon Valley,” he said.
Parts of the area feel the Luck o’ the Irish Tuesday; very warm later this week
Rain becomes likely near and north of US 460As that front continues to lift north, warm air surges northward. That’s if we can stay dry long enough. Spring warmth surges into the Southeastern U.S.We won’t be breaking and record highs Thursday. Provided that we can stay dry long enough Friday, we’ll come close to record highs by then. Thursday's records won't be beat, but Friday's will come closeA cold front passing through the region brings falling temperatures during the day Saturday.
Virginia Severe Weather Preparedness Week starts Monday
ROANOKE, Va. – Spring officially begins on Thursday and during this new season, we often experience increased severe weather in southwest Virginia. When severe weather threatens, there is often confusion on the difference between a “watch” and a “warning.” Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when conditions are favorable for the formation of severe storms. A severe thunderstorm warning will be issued when a storm has already become severe or soon will. Severe thunderstorm watch vs. warning (3/15/2020) (WSLS)Tornado alerts are broken down into three categories: watch, warning and emergency. You’ll hear from some of the victims, plus other severe weather preparedness stories each day this week on 10 News at 5 p.m.
Six more weeks of winter? Punxsutawney Phil makes his Groundhog Day prediction
And this year Punxsutawney Phil declared: "Spring will be early, it's a certainty." Legend has it that if the creature casts a shadow on Feb. 2, winter will continue for six more weeks. From 2015 through 2019, he has predicted six more weeks of winter thrice and an early spring twice. Elsewhere, in New York City, Staten Island Chuck also predicted an early spring. The critter who resides at Staten Island Zoo groundhog also did not see his shadow.
Texas man accused of killing grandmother, great-grandmother
On Sunday sheriff's office deputies responding to a call found the body of an unidentified woman stuffed into a large plastic tote behind a shed at an abandoned church in Spring. Spencer said that in an effort to determine if the body was related to the missing persons case, detectives talked to Ramos at the home he'd shared with the two women since moving there from Philadelphia over the summer.chicagotribune.com
14-year-old double amputee pursues his dreams on the football field
At 6, he told his mom he wanted to play football. But Hodge wanted to call the plays in his life, and with three football-playing brothers encouraging him, he decided to be a quarterback. "I have bad days, I mean everybody does. It's not about the bad days. It's about how you recover from the bad days," Hodge said.cbsnews.com
Weather radars show dragonfly swarms moving south
The National Weather Service office in Wakefield, Virginia, tweeted radar imagery on Monday that showed strange, cloud-like masses over parts of Virginia and North Carolina. (CNN) - Hordes of dragonflies are showing up on weather radar and making things interesting for weather forecasters in the eastern United States. It's not their fault -- the flying insects are just heading south to escape the coming cold weather. The National Weather Service office in Wakefield, Virginia, tweeted radar imagery on Monday that showed strange, cloud-like masses over parts of Virginia and North Carolina. Mike Dutter, the science and operations officer for the Wakefield office, said weather radar is sensitive enough to detect tiny droplets of rain, so it's not unusual for it to also pick up dust, flocks of birds or insects.
Spring Warmth Is On Its Way!
Roanoke, VA – Finally, it will begin to feel like Spring by the end of the week! As high pressure shifts off the east coast by Thursday into Saturday, temperatures will turn warmer with a southerly wind. By Thursday, highs will reach the mid 70s. High clouds build in by Saturday with highs back into the mid 70s. With it getting warm, I'm sure many of you will want to get out and plant.
Smart phone makers to include kill switch in 2015
Smart phone makers to include kill switch in 2015 Spring has sprung and so has home construction, expect a kill switch to come with smart phones after July 2015, and Ford is rolling out a limited editing Mustang GT to honor the car's 50th anniversary. Jill Wagner has these stories and more MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com