Staying unseasonably cool through Mother’s Day morning

It’s not until Sunday afternoon that we see temperatures briefly rise into the 70s

Springing backward Friday afternoon

ROANOKE, Va. – It’s usually this time of year that some of us begin to contemplate whether or not to open up the pool. There’s no pool weather in sight just yet, especially not Friday.

High temperatures will only be in the 50s and 60s area-wide, which is the average for right around St. Patrick’s Day.

High temperature forecast for Friday, 5/7/2021

A disturbance will be moving through the area, bringing more clouds but also some occasional, scattered showers between roughly 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

FutureTracker - 12 p.m. Friday

This will also be enough to kick up the winds during the afternoon. That’s something we’ll also notice at times as we go through the day Saturday.

Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Friday, 5/7/2021

Saturday’s high temperatures will be similar to Friday, but with a little more sunshine during the day. As the day progresses, we’ll track a warm front lifting from the south. This may be enough to trigger some light showers early Mother’s Day morning.

FutureTracker - early Mother's Day 2021

As the front continues to lift to the north, the wind will start blowing in some warmer air. Most of the rain will be west of us throughout the day.

FutureTracker - Mother's Day 2021

Expect morning temperatures mainly in the 40s with midday temperatures in the 60s and afternoon highs in the 70s. There should be plenty of time to get outside with Mom this time!

Mother's Day planner - 2021

Rain chances increase through at least midday Monday, before another shot of unseasonably cool air settles in next week. The Climate Prediction Center shows a high probability of below average temperatures through at least May 16th.

Climate Prediction Center 6-10 day outlook through 5/16/2021

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About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.