ROANOKE, Va. – In recent days, showers and storms have been rather hit-or-miss. With low pressure nearby and borderline-tropical moisture in play, we could theoretically see a shower pop at any point in the day Thursday. Most of the showers and storms we see will naturally come during our warmest times (the afternoon and evening).
With that and the increased cloud cover, we expect temperatures to take a back seat. Highs range from the mid to upper 70s in the New River Valley to upper 70s and lower 80s elsewhere.
Keep in mind that, even though it won’t be as warm, it will still be quite humid. That will only contribute to more numerous showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening.
We’ll be left with a few morning showers Saturday and some mountains storms during the afternoon. The slow-moving nature of our storms, along with the amount of moisture around, will produce the chance for localized flooding. That threat is lower area-wide by Saturday.
Streams, creeks and rivers may also become unsafe for floating over the course of the weekend. Make sure to check the gauges here. Have our app downloaded, so you can keep up with the radar and latest alerts (if they’re issued by the National Weather Service).
As for the weekend itself, we only expect isolated showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures Sunday will take off, as we’ll see more sunshine than we will Saturday.
As we head into next week, we’ll track a front that will dip down from the north. While this may create a few showers and storms (especially in the mountains) late Monday, this will also flip the weather pattern a little bit.
The bulk of the cool air will stay farther north, but we’ll notice a slight dip in temperatures and a bigger dip in humidity levels.
This will make for cool/comfortable mornings and warm afternoons Tuesday and Wednesday.