ROANOKE, Va. – Let’s be honest. You’ve had your eyes on the weekend since Monday. Before we can get there, though, let’s get through Friday first. We start with temperatures in the 40s during the morning with afternoon temperatures similar to what we saw Thursday.
What’s different is the little bit of an upslope flow in the winds. That creates the chance for just some sporadic afternoon showers. This isn’t anything I would cancel my plans over.
These limited chances dissipate around or shortly after sunset, leaving us with a comfortable evening and patchy fog overnight. Saturday will be the pick day of the weekend, with high pressure still in control of our weather.
We’ll see a mix of clouds and sunshine with highs in the 70s.
By Sunday, however, a warm front will extend east. This will produce the chance for occasional showers.
Where this front sets up by Monday and Tuesday will ultimately determine how much rain we see. Early estimates from forecast data show the possibility of 0.5-1.5″ between Sunday and Tuesday.
As high pressure gets stronger over the Eastern U.S. mid-to-late next week, we’ll notice shower/storm chances becoming more sporadic and warmth building.
We fully expect highs to return to the 70s and 80s starting next Wednesday and lasting into at least next weekend.