ROANOKE, Va. – It’s been a gloomy few days in southwest and central Virginia, with only occasional breaks of sun. More of that is expected through Friday and Saturday.
High temperatures Friday will be somewhat similar to what we had out there Thursday afternoon.
A few showers will be around during the afternoon, especially as you go west of US 220.
Later in the evening is when we expect wetter weather to move in from the south and southwest. It may not be wet at every high school football game Friday evening, but be prepared just in case.
Rain coverage Saturday is highest early in the morning, and it turns more scattered throughout the day.
Have the ponchos/raincoats with you for the VMI and Liberty games. The chance for rain is lesser once Virginia Tech kicks off against Notre Dame Saturday evening.
Sunday will be a little warmer, but a breeze from the east will still keep a mostly cloudy sky wedged into the area.
It’s not until the middle of next week that we really start to see more sun and warmer air. In fact, highs Wednesday could reach the low to mid 80s.
There are some pros and cons to a warm-up like this in mid-October. A benefit is that this delays any frost from damaging what’s left of the garden.
Some disadvantages, however, is that this prolongs the ragweed season and delays the foliage even more.