Getting a taste of late May, early June the next two afternoons

Our unseasonable warmth precedes a few shots at rain through the weekend

Tuesday's highs compared to the average in early April

ROANOKE, Va. – If you’ve liked the weather the past two days, you’re going to love the weather the next two days as well.

High pressure continues to build over the eastern U.S., which leads to sinking air. When the air sinks, it compresses and warms.

Temperature departure map - 4/7/2021

Look for highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s not just Tuesday but Wednesday afternoon as well. The record highs this time of year, however, are in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

Record warmth watch for Wednesday, 4/7/2021

If you plan to take advantage of the warm weather, make sure you wear sunscreen. It’s that time of year when the sun gets higher in the sky and its rays become stronger. The UV Index will be at a high level, which translates to sunburn in 30 minutes.

UV Index for 4/6 and 4/7/2021

That won’t necessarily be a problem later in the week, as a storm system to the west throws moisture our way. This will lead to a few isolated showers and storms late Thursday with perhaps a better chance Friday.


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