Rain, storms return Wednesday before early April cold snap

A strong cold front brings rain, storms, wind, cold and mountain snow Wednesday and Thursday

Cold front headlines for 3/31 to 4/2/2021
Cold front headlines for 3/31 to 4/2/2021

ROANOKE, Va. – Tuesday is your quintessential spring day, where you start with a coat and end up in a t-shirt by the afternoon. A nice breeze out of the south will give our temperatures a boost, placing them in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, 3/30/2021

Enjoy that, because changes are coming Wednesday. A strong cold front will be moving toward the area, sparking some morning and midday rain. Some of this may be fairly heavy, so watch for localized flooding after this past weekend’s rain.

FutureTracker late Wednesday morning, 3/31/2021

There’s the possibility of a line of strong-to-severe storms to develop east of the Parkway heading into the afternoon. The main concern, if this line develops, would be localized wind damage.

FutureTracker - Wednesday afternoon, 3/30/2021

Once this passes, the wind will begin to pick up with gusts up to 40 mph Wednesday night and Thursday. Colder air will allow snow to develop on the west-facing slopes during this time.

FutureTracker - early Thursday morning, 4/1/2021

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