ROANOKE, Va. – The past two days have featured the warmest weather we’ve seen throughout all of 2021. After a few stray showers early Thursday morning, temperatures work their way up into the 80s once again.
For parts of the area, this will be enough to get within a few degrees of record values.
While a few isolated storms will be possible during the afternoon near the West Virginia-Virginia line, the best chance to get wet will be after 10 p.m. in areas west of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Once our cool front blows through, the wind will pick up in intensity. Our strongest gusts Friday will range between about 30 and 45 mph.
Having said that, humidity levels will come down and temperatures will level off in time for the Strawberry Festival in Roanoke.
Warmer air comes back into the picture Sunday with the daily chance of showers and storms Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.