ROANOKE, Va. – We’re trading the past two days of sun and wind for more April showers Thursday. A potent storm system to the south will mean severe weather for folks in parts of Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Meanwhile, we’re on the cool and more stable side of the storm. This means widespread rain beginning Thursday morning, moving from south to north. By the afternoon, the atmosphere puts a lot of its eggs into this severe weather basket, meaning that our rain will likely turn more scattered. Additional lift in the atmosphere should keep things a bit more widespread north of I-64.
As the storm system draws closer, we’ll see a stronger wind develop above us. So, anything that develops after 9 or 10 p.m. could become quite gusty.
As this passes farther east, we’ll still see a wrap-around shower or two Friday. However, the main story to Friday will be the gusty wind that helps bring in some warmer air.