ROANOKE, Va. – ‘Tis the season for episodes of weather whiplash!
Good Friday starts with morning wind chills in the single digits and teens. Even a few flurries may be around early on in parts of the New River Valley and Highlands.
Otherwise, expect increasing sun but don’t expect that to do much for our temperatures. Highs will only be in the low to mid 40s in the New River Valley and in the 45-50° range elsewhere.
While the wind won’t be quite as strong as Thursday, its presence will still be felt. Wind speeds will range between 10 and 20 mph, and wind gusts will peak between 20 and 30 mph throughout the day.
Once the wind calms down a bit, a clear sky and bone dry air will allow temperatures to drop into the 20s again by Saturday morning. For some of us, this is near a record low. Make sure to keep plants covered/inside, and keep your pets indoors as well!
With high pressure coming into better control of our weather, we expect more sunshine throughout the holiday weekend along with improving temperatures.
We’ll mostly be around 55-60° Saturday afternoon. Easter Sunday may start with patches of frost and temperatures in the 30s, but we’ll bounce back to about 65-70°.
Expect warmer weather to continue through at least the first half of next week!