ROANOKE, Va. – Following Wednesday’s little bit of rain, we’re turning a page toward cooler days. That starts Thursday afternoon with temperatures peaking 10-15° below what they did Wednesday afternoon.
Highs will be in the 50s in the New River Valley and Highlands and 60s elsewhere.
As we go through the day, the wind will pick up behind our departed storm system. Expect sustained speeds of 10-20 mph with gusts ranging between 25 and 40 mph from time to time.
This likely won’t cause damage, but it will be noticeable.
The breeze continues a bit at night, which should prevent a widespread frost from occurring. Only patchy frost will happen in areas where the wind calms the most.
We’ll keep it gusty at times Friday afternoon, with afternoon temperatures creeping up by only a couple degrees compared to Thursday. In fact, we may see some snow on the west-facing slopes of West Virginia.