ROANOKE, Va. – If there’s one thing about October weather in southwest and central Virginia, it’s that temperatures can swing back and forth in a big way. That’s exactly what will happen in the coming days.
We start by climbing up the ladder through Friday.
High temperatures Wednesday will be just a touch higher than they were Tuesday afternoon. We’ll be in the mid to upper 70s in the higher elevations and upper 70s/lower 80s elsewhere.
As high pressure strengthens over the eastern U.S., temperatures will only continue the climb the rest of the week. Most areas will reach the low to mid 80s Thursday - within a few degrees of record warmth.
The same can be side for Friday, despite the chance of isolated showers north of U.S. 460 later in the day.
Come Saturday, a strong cold front moves through. This will produce gusty showers that move west to east from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A gusty wind will continue to cool things off throughout the day Saturday, so make sure you at least have long sleeves if you plan on going to the Tech vs. Pitt game.
By Sunday morning, we wake up to temperatures in the 40s and lower 50s. A calmer wind leads to more of a drop in temperatures by next Monday and Tuesday mornings.