ROANOKE, Va. – Did you like Tuesday? You’re going to love Wednesday’s weather!
The wind won’t be as much of a factor, but it will be enough to push temperatures up a few degrees. Most, if not all, of us will be well into the 60s by the afternoon.
This will likely be a) the warmest weather we’ve seen since mid-December, b) a taste of mid-April and c) more typical of late February in New Orleans!
A weak front moves into the area late at night, which will produce a few showers in the mountains while most of us are asleep.
This front, however, will be enough to cool things down by about 10° Thursday afternoon.
Friday will then be quite chilly with highs only in the 40s. Clouds slowly increase ahead of a system that produces rain in the afternoon. Enough colder air could produce a brief wintry mix in the evening in parts of the New River Valley and in some spots north of US 460.
This likely won’t be a big deal, but it will kick off a wet pattern this weekend. Disturbances will ride along a stalled front and give us rounds of rain Saturday through Monday.
Early estimates show 1-3″ of rain being likely across the area, which could lead to flooding.
We’ll keep you posted on this pattern as we get closer. Stay up to date by downloading our app.