ROANOKE, Va. – Happy Monday, it’s Memorial Day and the weather forecast could not have panned out much better for the holiday!
We deserve this after some unpleasant weather over the weekend. High pressure will be in control and keep your skies very bright.
We also expect no rain chances, light winds and highs in the 70s.
I know many of you will be taking advantage of the nice weather during the afternoon and evening and get the grills out!
Temperatures peak in the upper 70s across Roanoke, Lynchburg and Southside by 4 or 5 p.m., then gradually fall through the 70s and into the 60s during the evening.
Look for lows in the 50s by Tuesday morning, but temperatures should recover quickly to the 80s by the afternoon.
Part of the reason for the warm-up? The aforementioned high pressure system will shift east of us and our winds will be out of the south, drawing in warmer air.
A low to the west will likely provide extra clouds and a spot shower or two by Wednesday.
The rain chances look even higher later in the week, with Thursday and Friday dueling it out to be the wettest day.
Right now, we have 60-percent chances in our forecast for each day. After a drier-than-normal May, we need all the rain we can get!
We also could see some slightly cooler temperatures Thursday and Friday, but it won’t be as cool as this past weekend.
Long-range models are hinting at drier weather to return for the weekend, along with a bump into the 80s for highs.