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.
Whew! Wind lingers into Wednesday before a pair of cold fronts approach
ROANOKE, Va. – Now that Tuesday’s gone with the wind, the wind isn’t necessarily gone for Wednesday. Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Wednesday, 2/3/2021At least high pressure is inching closer. Marginally cold air could lead to a brief wintry mix to areas north of I-64 and around I-77 late Thursday night into early Friday morning. So, our threat of wintry weather remains low Friday and Saturday. There could be an opportunity or two for wintry weather in that kind of pattern.
Cold front to bring brief rain, snow to the area Friday
ROANOKE, Va. – As is usually the case in mid-January, Wednesday morning is starting out quite cold with some frosty windshields again. Average temperatures vs. actual forecast temperatures - 1/14/2021Enjoy that, because a strong cold front is knocking on the door Friday. This front will lift the air enough to get a brief line of rain and snow developing in the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley and Highlands from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. before pushing east as rain. FutureTracker - midday FridayThe front clears the area by the evening, leaving most of us dry but cold and breezy at times. However, it’s possible that we see some quick bursts/squalls of snow Saturday afternoon and evening in the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley and Highlands.
Unseasonable afternoon warmth comes before strong cold front
By the afternoon, sunshine and a little breeze will push temperatures up into the 50s for many of us. High temperature forecast for Wednesday, 1/13/2021The jet stream stays north of us through Thursday, allowing temperatures to continue building. We’ll mostly be in the mid to upper 50s for afternoon highs Thursday. Snow will begin on some west-facing slopes Friday. What we're tracking by Friday, 1/15/2021Especially Saturday, however, some trailing energy behind the front will allow the snow to pile up on the west-facing slopes.
Weather outside to turn frightful by Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Let’s split this article up into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, diving into the details that you need to know. - Localized flooding possible along the Blue Ridge Parkway, with stronger storms east of U.S. 29 late in the afternoon Christmas Eve. - Wind gusts could cause scattered power outages Christmas Eve night into Christmas morning. - A flash freeze is possible by Christmas morning, thanks to residual moisture from our Christmas Eve rain. A very cold Christmas - 12/25/2020In fact, it could fall within the Top-10 coldest on record across much of the area.
Cold front to send chills down your spine this Halloween
As any leftover rain continues to clear the area, the wind will become the main factor throughout the day Friday. Drive thru trick or treat forecast for Friday, 10/30/2020As the wind calms, temperatures Saturday morning start in the 30s. Weather pattern for Halloween 2020Come Sunday, another cold front will move through the area, producing a few showers mainly east of the Parkway early in the afternoon. Cold front #2 arrives Sunday-MondayIt’s likely that we’ll see snow develop on our favored west-facing slopes. Temperatures struggle to get out of the 40s Monday with freezing temperatures possible by Tuesday morning (if the wind calms down).