ROANOKE, Va. – After a very nice Tuesday, it’ll take a little more motivation to get over the hump Wednesday.
Clouds continue to stream into the Commonwealth, with the chance of a few light rain showers south of US 460 between about 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cold air up top could even lead to some snowflakes around the Grayson Highlands.
Clouds will be much slower to clear than they have in the past two days, resulting in lower temperatures. Highs will only be in the low to mid 60s for much of the area, which is the average for late March.
With a clear sky and a calmer wind, nighttime temperatures will drop off into the upper 30s and lower 40s. Patches of frost will be possible in parts of the New River Valley and Highlands early Thursday morning.
You’ll have to bundle up early in the morning, especially if you plan to get up extra early to watch the International Space Station fly over. If you miss your chance in the morning, it’ll come back for an encore fly over later Thursday night at 10:12.
As we look ahead to the weekend, temperatures start to climb a little bit. A warm front nearby may spark a few stray afternoon showers Sunday. More clouds should keep temperatures from rising more.
As high pressure then builds over the eastern U.S. next week, it’s likely that we see temperatures bounce back to the 70s and 80s. The chance for any widespread rain, however, remains pretty low.
The warmth of the day next week could trigger some daytime showers and storms.