ROANOKE, Va. – Following the passage of Wednesday’s cold front, we’ve noticed the humidity and the temperatures drop. We’ll start in the 40s across most of the area Thursday morning with highs only in the 60s.
By Friday, another cold front will move toward the area. This will introduce another chance of occasional showers, but it will also keep the cooler air locked in throughout the day. Afternoon temperatures will be closer to the average for mid-to-late March.
We’ll also see the wind pick up once again as the front moves from west to east. Gusts could range from 30-40 mph during the afternoon Friday.
It’s for this reason that I think the launch at Wallops Island Friday evening will get scrubbed to a different date. Be sure to stay with us for updates, as we could see the vapor trails from the launch (depending on the time of day).
High pressure takes control of our weather Saturday, leading to a cold start and mild afternoon with highs generally in the 60s. Saturday looks like the perfect day for a hike!
A warm front draped nearby will be the focal point of our weather for Mother’s Day. The closer it is, the better chance of rain we’ll have. The farther north it goes, the more we just see a few late day storms.
At the moment, we have most of the area in the 70s with more clouds and the chance of hit-or-miss storms in the second half of the day.
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