ROANOKE, Va. – Storms Thursday evening formed along a boundary that hasn’t moved much since. This boundary will split the difference between those who are a little cooler and those who are a little warmer.
For that reason, we expect areas near and north of US 460 to top out in the upper 60s to near 70° Friday afternoon, while those farther south have no problem reaching the 70s.
This boundary also serves as an area for storms to develop after about 2 p.m. Friday.
Any storm that develops along the boundary will have the potential to become strong or severe, producing localized wind damage and the possibility of a tornado.
This could wind up causing a delay in the Cook Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Perhaps the better chance for rain, however, comes late Saturday into Saturday night.
Come Saturday, we’ll be tracking another strong storm system that will produce a line of strong to severe storms to our south. That line will gobble up a lot of the atmosphere’s energy.
This leaves us with scattered showers and storms Saturday evening, with a couple pockets of heavy rain into the overnight.
By Sunday, we’re mostly dry with temperatures rising well into the 70s again.
Expect temperatures to come down gradually throughout next week, but also expect things to stay mostly dry throughout the week as well.
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