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.
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.
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.
Slow to warm Tuesday prior to rain and snow Wednesday night
ROANOKE, Va. – A warm front nearby has triggered rounds of heavy rain since midday Monday. This warm front will be tough to lift, so temperatures will be slow to rise during the day Tuesday. A few rain showers develop late Wednesday, with a disturbance bringing snow to parts of the region after sunset. Snow accumulation forecast for Wednesday night, 1/27/2021 as of Tuesday morning, 1/26/2021Regardless, watch for some icy/slick spots Thursday morning. Sunday morning offers up for the potential for a light, wintry mix with a warm front nearby.
Jack Frost pauses nose-nipping through the weekend as warming trend continues
ROANOKE, Va. – After a snowy start to the week, it appears as though Jack Frost has relaxed his grip over southwest and central Virginia. While it’s still chilly Thursday morning, temperatures will continue to climb through the end of the week. High temperature forecast for Thursday, 12/10/2020We’ll continue the warming trend into Friday and into the weekend as well, with green lights across the board for our weekend plans. What we're tracking on Saturday, 12/12/2020That front slowly moves east, leaving behind a boundary for another storm system from the south. As that rides into marginally cold air, we’ll have to watch for the chance of light snow accumulations Monday morning.
Cold start to your Thursday before a big warm up!
Morning CommuteWinds will continue to stay fairly calm throughout the day as they come in from the south. This will help keep our wind chill values slightly warmer than in recent days. Today's WindsAlthough we are starting off very cold, temperatures will warm up nicely today. Hourly PlannerWe have beautiful weather in the days ahead. High pressure will continue to bring beautiful, clear skies through the weekend.
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.
Temperatures go above average at home; Eta pummels Central America
Wind speed and direction for Tuesday, 11/3/2020This breeze out of the west will help to warm things up. Temperatures later this week into next week will stay above average as a result. What we're tracking throughout the weekMeanwhile, a devastating situation is unfolding in parts of Central America (especially Nicaragua and Honduras). As of 1 a.m. Tuesday, its central wind speed went up by 80 mph in a span of 24 hours. This will bring life-threatening wind, storm surge and flooding along with landslides.
Late-summer warmth thaws out weekend frost this week
ROANOKE, Va. – After a weekend full of frost and fall fun, warmer air is back in the picture. Hourly planner for Monday, 10/19/2020As we go through the rest of the week, the jet stream will continue to rise north. What we're tracking throughout the weekEven dew points will rise throughout the week, making things feel unseasonably humid but still tolerable from Tuesday onward. Muggy meter from 10/19 to 10/22/2020This will prevent nighttime temperatures from dropping very far. Temperatures this week will be similar to the average warmth in Jacksonville, FloridaMeanwhile, things are picking up well offshore.
Warming trend begins as Delta strengthens in the Caribbean
ROANOKE, Va. – It may not feel like it Tuesday morning, but we’re at the beginning of a warming trend. Hourly planner for Tuesday, 10/06/2020Come Wednesday, a wind coming west down the mountains will pick up speed. What we're tracking for Thursday, 10/8/2020During this time, Hurricane Delta will likely be a Category 3 storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Delta is forecast to become the 7th landfalling storm along the Gulf Coast and 10th on U.S. soil this season. Tropical headlines for Hurricane Delta as of 3 a.m. 10/6/2020Major flooding, at the moment, is unlikely for our area.
Big warm-up precedes remnant rain from tropical system
A weak cold front passed by overnight, giving us just a few clouds to start out with Monday. High pressure camps out over the area into Tuesday morningA sky without clouds is like a bed without a blanket. Expect low temperatures overnight to fall into the low to mid 40s by first thing Tuesday morning. Overnight temperatures heading into Tuesday morningWe’ll start out chilly Tuesday morning, but highs will eventually make their way into the low to mid 70s. Exactly where this system goes and how strong it will be over land will determine how much rain and wind we see by Saturday.
Go figure...warm-up begins as soon as fall officially begins
ROANOKE, Va. – At 9:31 a.m. Tuesday, it will officially be fall even though it has felt like it recently. Commute forecast for Tuesday, 9/22/2020This begins a gradual warming trend throughout the week, as high pressure moves to the south. Morning lows from 9/23 to 9/27/2020By Friday and Saturday, we’ll be tracking the remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Beta. This will likely give us some showers and storms later in the day Sunday. What We're Tracking by Sunday afternoonWe’ll still be warm, but another front next week will likely bring things back down to October-like levels.