ROANOKE, Va. – Following Tuesday’s severe storms, Wednesday should offer up a change of pace for most of us. We’ll see high temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s in the New River Valley and upper 70s and lower 80s in Lynchburg and Southside. The Roanoke Valley and Highlands will split the difference, with highs in the 70s.
This temperature difference is part of a cold front that could spark a few afternoon storms where we’re warmest. That’s specifically the case in Lynchburg and Southside, where isolated storms could lead to very localized wind damage and/or pockets of hail.
Aside from that, we’ll notice it being more breezy Wednesday with gusts of 25-35 mph possible in the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley and Highlands.
This breeze out of the west and northwest will help humidity levels drop late Wednesday and into Thursday.
Temperatures will drop as well, with high temperatures Thursday through Saturday about 5-10° below the average for this time of year.
Come Mother’s Day, we’ll have to keep an eye on the location of a frontal system to our west. That will determine a) how warm you get and b) just when rain and storms develop in your area.
Keep checking back for updates on the Mother’s Day forecast, as it’s subject to change depending on where that front sets up camp.