ROANOKE, Va. – Our cold snap continues Wednesday morning, as temperatures start out in the 20s. Some of us may have to break out the ice scraper before heading out in the morning. By the afternoon, however, a breeze out of the west will help temperatures rise into the upper 40s and lower 50s.
We expect a clear sky after sunset, which is good news if you plan to check out the International Space Station flying over. It will pass between 5:47 and 5:53, reaching the highest point in the sky as well!
As we head deeper into the week, we’ll be on the warm side of a developing storm system to our west. Expect highs of 55-60° Thursday and temperatures even a few degrees warmer Friday and Saturday.
Most of each day will be dry, but this system will slowly inch its way closer to us and produce rain Saturday night and Sunday.
If this system slows down enough, we could see even more rain Monday with marginally cold air allowing things to possibly end as snow. Forecast data at this point is fairly unreliable, so be sure to keep checking back over the next few days for updates.