Soggy and cool conditions persist through your Sunday
ROANOKE, Va. – While some of you may have experienced spotty showers during the daytime Saturday, most of us stayed dry. Martinsville is the big winner for rain so far with Lynchburg and Roanoke not far behind. Today's chance of rain (WSLS)The wedge will also keep temperatures down as chilly air coming down from a New England high pressure system gets trapped against our mountains. Today's hourly temperature planner (WSLS)The weather improves through the early stages of the work week, with warmer temperatures and drier conditions. We will have to keep our eye on the tropics for later in the week as whatever is left of Tropical Storm Zeta could combine with a complex storm system.
Coolest air in five months set to arrive Friday, Saturday
Crisp, autumn air fades as sunshine goes to quick work throughout the rest of the day. Even as clouds develop near and east of the Blue Ridge Parkway, high temperatures will still rise into the 70s once again Thursday afternoon. Thursday's high temperature forecast - 10/15/2020This all changes once a cold front moves through the area Friday. Our high temperature will likely come early in the morning. Temperatures fall west of the Parkway and then level off in areas east of the Parkway throughout the day.
Sunny and cool weather reigns as you enjoy fall festivities this weekend!
ROANOKE, Va. – If you step out the door early this morning, you’ll notice the chill of autumnal air that is locked in the region. In fact, the New River Valley, Highlands and Botetourt County are all under a frost advisory until 9 a.m. Consider an extra warm cup of coffee to get this first weekend of October started. We’ll see the best colors in the New River Valley and Highlands this weekend. Some patches of color are starting to show up in the Roanoke Valley and along the Blue Ridge.
Get ready for a cooler and more unsettled weather pattern this week
A wedge of high pressure is setting up to the north of us today, which means more cloud cover and cooler temperatures for most. What the wedge means (WSLS)We also have an upper level low that is currently centered over the Ohio Valley. Today's rain chances in the NRV (WSLS)The rain will also keep afternoon high temperatures in the low to mid 70s across the NRV and Highlands. Today's highs (WSLS)Today is just the start of a cooler and more unsettled pattern as that upper level low gets cut-off from the jet stream and the wedge stays locked in. Look for rounds of rain mixed with dry time through the work week.