ROANOKE, Va. – Wednesday was the warmest day in our area since September and October (depending on where exactly you are). Thursday will still be quite warm, as temperatures rise into the 70s area-wide.
We’ll have that time to warm up before clouds increase and scattered showers and storms develop. These should begin to move from west to east after about 4 p.m. or so. A couple may become stronger east of the Roanoke Valley, where a front will be hanging out to lift these storms a bit.
Some areas of fog may develop heading into Friday morning. Expect clouds to mostly hang tough, but sun may break in parts of the New River Valley throughout the day Friday.
High temperatures will be in the 60s with minimal chance for any widespread rain.
For that reason, we’re cautiously optimistic about racing in Martinsville Friday evening. We just might have to watch for pockets of drizzle Friday night with warmer air coming in above us.
Come Saturday, we still have the yellow flag on our forecast.
Another area of low pressure will be throwing moisture toward the Eastern U.S. Saturday. However, there will likely be a cluster of storms farther to the south. If that cluster can become strong enough, it would rob us of the energy and moisture for any widespread rain Saturday evening.
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As for the rest of the weekend, Sunday looks nice. We’ll mostly see clouds decreasing, a comforting breeze and temperatures in the 70s.
There are several indications that we’ll turn cooler heading into the following weekend.