ROANOKE, Va. – It’s another beautiful day in southwest and central Virginia, as we begin with temperatures mainly in the 50s. A breeze out of the west, along with a mix of clouds and sun, will give our temperatures a bit of a nudge. Highs reach the low to mid 80s (with tolerable humidity levels) by the afternoon.
A weak front comes in from the north, and it could be enough to spark just a few storms north of US 460 between 7 and 11 p.m.
Otherwise, we’ll see clouds to start Wednesday with a mix of clouds and sun throughout the rest of the day. Temperatures come down just a touch. The bigger drop in temperatures comes Friday.
As the jet stream dips south once again, temperatures in the morning will start in the 40s and lower 50s with daytime highs in the 70s. That’s about “average” for this time of year anyway.
Morning lows stay in the 40s and 50s through the second weekend of fall, with showers becoming possible by Sunday and Monday of next week.
This dip in the jet stream doesn’t just cool us down, though. It’s a large part of why Hurricane Sam won’t have any affect on our weather at all. While that curves out to sea, there are three other systems to watch. Two will get names this week (Victor and Wanda).
At that point, we run out of names for the season and will have to go to a supplemental list (shown below).