ROANOKE, Va. – Bundle up Wednesday morning! The combination of Arctic air and wind is making it feel like the teens and 20s again. Thankfully, clouds will decrease and sunshine will help to “warm” us up. Of course, that’s comparatively speaking to Tuesday’s chill.
Wednesday’s highs will mainly be between 45 and 50°.
With our storm system moving north, the wind will still remain intact throughout the day but relax more at night.
This will allow temperatures to fall into the 20s once again by Thursday morning, but the wind chill won’t be quite as bad.
Thursday starts out sunny with afternoon highs rising into the 50s. Clouds increase, especially late, ahead of our next rain-maker. Energy from the north combines with moisture from the south to produce a round of heavy rain Friday night into early Saturday morning.
Some areas are looking at another 1 to 2 inches of rain by the time rain moves out midday Saturday. You may want to make a Plan B for anything Friday evening, but most of the weekend is in decent shape as this system moves to the northeast pretty quickly.
Beyond the weekend, the Climate Prediction Center’s outlook keeps the bulk of any unseasonable warmth in the northern half of the U.S. Repeated, but moisture-starved, cold fronts will dive from the northwest and reinforce colder air into the Southeast.