OH SUN...WHERE ARE YOU!!??
The infamous wedge made its presence known loud and clear today across the area. Clouds were pretty stubborn, we had a few pockets of drizzle, and temperatures were held down. Which leads me to ask: who is ready to see some sun again? My hand is raised, in case you care to know. And we may see a few breaks of sun this weekend, with even blue skies arriving early next week.
Tonight: Overcast with areas of drizzle/spotty light rain showers possible…lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.
*NOTE ABOUT TONIGHT* Patchy freezing drizzle/light freezing rain is possible after midnight in the higher elevations north of Highway 460. We are talking about the higher elevations of the Highlands and areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Roanoke. And any glazing would occur mainly on elevated surfaces.
Saturday: Mainly cloudy (maybe a couple peeks of sun?) with stray showers possible...cool with highs in the middle 40s.
Sunday may actually have a slightly better chance for some breaks of sun in the afternoon…overall though, we still look mostly cloudy. And once again a rogue shower or two is possible on Sunday, mainly in the morning. We will stay cool with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s.
High pressure (OUR FAIR WEATHER FRIEND!) comes back to us on Monday and Tuesday! That means more sunshine! YAY! Both days will see partly to mostly sunny skies and both days will be dry. Temperatures will climb into the lower 50s on Monday, but fall into the upper 40s on Tuesday. Beyond Tuesday, many question marks are in your forecast.
A storm system will enter from the west on Wednesday and be with us into Thursday (maybe Friday). The computer models are not in agreement as to just how cold we could be. Some want to bring us a wintry mix starting Wednesday night. Others want to keep all the precipitation as a cold rain. As of now my thought is during the day on Wednesday and Thursday it is a chilly rain for most. But both Wednesday night and Thursday night, especially in the mountains, the rain could change to a wintry mix. The precipitation would end some time on Friday from the looks of things right now. Temperatures will be in the 40s for highs and the lower 30s for lows…except in the mountains where it could be a tad colder. Moral of the story here is this: the first wintry event of the season for some of us is *POSSIBLE* mid-to-late next week. Please stay tuned…