ROANOKE, Va. – Clouds continue to increase after a stretch of beautiful, fall weather. This will keep temperatures down throughout the day Thursday, as the atmosphere moistens up a bit.
While you may see a few sprinkles Thursday, most of the rain holds off until the evening and nighttime.
As the remnants of Beta team up with energy to our northwest, the rain will become heavier at times Friday morning. The heaviest of which will likely be near and south of U.S. 460.
By the afternoon, the worst of the weather passes east. However, we’ll still be left with clouds and passing showers.
Rain totals will be around 1-2″ from Blacksburg-Salem-Roanoke-Bedford-Lynchburg-Appomattox and areas south. Areas north of that will likely see 0.5-1.0″ of rain from this storm system. Localized flooding is possible, but the threat of severe weather and high wind is just about as close to zero as you can get.
Moving forward, the weekend is in decent shape. We’ll likely start with pockets of fog Saturday morning with clouds gradually decreasing by the afternoon. Highs will be in the 70s. By Sunday, a wind out of the south will warm things up a few additional degrees.
Go figure. The last weekend of summer felt like fall, and the first weekend of fall will have hints of summer.
Don’t count on that lasting much longer, though. We’ll track a series of fronts last week. Behind the last one, the jet stream drops big time. This means that temperatures will likely drop big time as well.
By the first few days of October, it will feel every bit like autumn with the possibility of frost/freezing temperatures.