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).
Woah there...cold front makes our weekend weather flip flop
After some patches of fog Friday morning, we make our way back into the 70s by the afternoon. High temperature forecast for Friday, 10/23/2020Even by Saturday, we’ll notice temperatures make their way into the 70s. FutureTracker - Saturday afternoonThis is all riding on a cold front that will completely flip the script this weekend. Saturday’s high temperatures will be in the 70s. We’ll warm back up by next week with rain chances increasing later in the week prior to Halloween.
Wednesday’s warmth falls short of a record by a few degrees
ROANOKE, Va. – Temperatures all across the board Tuesday managed to get into the mid to upper 70s, making it feel like mid-September. Hourly planner for Wednesday, 10/21/2020For most of the area, that’s about 5° shy of record levels for the day. A few showers and pockets of drizzle will be around too as high temperatures take a dip. What the wedge means for our weather Sunday, 10/25/2020As that erodes, warmer air will likely return early next week. Our next front likely gets delayed a bit, slowing any inevitable cool-down until Halloween or just shortly thereafter.
Finally! Sunshine gradually returns to warm things up prior to weekend cool snap
As the front clears the area, however, drier air comes in on the back side to clear things up a bit and make things feel more comfortable. A clear sky at night will help temperatures fall into the 40s first thing Wednesday morning. That clear sky will also allow us to see a few things in the pre-dawn sky. That’s a sign of cooler air coming in that will place us in the 30s each morning this weekend. Low temperatures the weekend of 10/17 and 10/18/2020We’ll see our fair share of sunshine this weekend, but expect crisp, cool autumn air to rule the roost.
Cold front makes early October feel like late October starting Friday
ROANOKE, Va. – With Thursday comes the start to October, and it is going to feel like it. High temperatures will climb into the 60s and 70s area-wide. Forecast high temperatures for Thursday, 10/1/2020Thursday also marks three months left to what has been one of the wettest years on record in our area. High temperatures Friday afternoon will be about 10° lower than Thursday, making things feel more like the end of October by Friday and Saturday. Fall festivities forecast for Saturday, 10/3/2020Not included are events at Williams Orchard, Woods Farm, Fall on the Farm on Richdale, Layman Family Farm and so much more.
Pair of cold fronts to bring heavy rain, return to fall weather
ROANOKE, Va. – After a dry and warmer weekend, we’ll follow it up with warmer weather again Monday. A cold front will then inch closer late Monday night into Tuesday morning, leading to some pockets of heavy rain along the West Virginia-Virginia line moving from southwest to northeast. FutureTracker - Tuesday nightIt’s because of the slow movement of the rain, and the amount of moisture around, that we expect 1-2″ of rain area-wide. This could offer us one last round of heavy rain Wednesday night before passing off toward the east. What we're tracking by ThursdayCold front #2 comes in from the west late Thursday and brings in much less humid air.
Trending warmer before a pair of fronts causes temperatures to dive later this week
ROANOKE, Va. – Residual moisture from Friday’s rain has caused fog to develop, just like we saw on Saturday morning. If you’re getting out on the roads early this morning, be mindful of the possibility of reduced visibility. Driving in fog tips (WSLS)After the fog lifts, we expect partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout your Sunday. The Highlands will be our warmest region today, while the New River Valley will be our coolest. Today's forecast (WSLS)We’re watching a pair of fronts as we head into the new work week.
A chance to dry out as we warm up this weekend
Roanoke and Blacksburg set new daily rainfall records yesterday with 1.67″ and 1.31″ of rain respectively. As high pressure tries to build in from the southwest, clouds will partially erode through the midday and afternoon. VT Football Forecast (WSLS)Sunday looks like a decent day with temperatures warming to near 80 degrees by the afternoon. Right now, we’re forecasting Tuesday as the wettest day of the week, but some showers and/or storms can’t be ruled out Monday or Wednesday. Behind the front, we expect cooler and drier air to filter into the region for the late stages of the week.
Turning hot, rain chances low for Dads special day
Well have partly cloudy skies overhead throughout the day and rain chances are expected to stay on the low side. Well only see a few isolated storms pop up in the afternoon. Storms stay isolated and mainly confined to the afternoon as we start the new work week. Monday afternoon 5 zone highs (WSLS)Were tracking a cold front for the middle of the week that will bump rain chances back up. Look for many areas to stay below half an inch of rain, with some isolated higher amounts possible.
How a cold front and Arthur could make this work week awfully wet
Sunday planner (WSLS)Were tracking a cold front to the west and Tropical Storm Arthur off the Southeast U.S. coast. Those systems look like theyll work in tandem to provide wet weather during the upcoming work week. Future Tracker (Sunday 5 a.m.) (WSLS)As Arthur moves closer to the North Carolina coast Monday, the front will move westward. Rain chances may gradually come down late in the work week and into the weekend. Flooding concerns may be possible on any of those days, so stay tuned to coming forecasts for those details.
Dodging storms at times while were enjoying this weekends summer heat
ROANOKE, Va. It appears we skipped past May and headed right into summer with all the warmth the last couple days! Well start the weekend with more of the same as many areas rise from the 60s in the morning to the 80s by the afternoon. Hourly temperature planner (WSLS)We should enjoy sunshine through the morning hours, but there will be extra clouds around and scattered showers and/or storms for the afternoon and evening. The chance for rain will be driven by a frontal boundary to the north of us and the instability from todays warmth. 5 day temperature trend (WSLS)Long-range models indicate that were likely to warm back up and also dry out in time for Memorial Day weekend.