Weather whiplash! Temperatures reach 60s, 70s mid-week before another cold front

Multiple shots of cold air move through late this week into early next week

Turning much warmer heading into the middle of the week

ROANOKE, Va. – It’s another chilly start to our Tuesday, though the wind has backed off considerably as compared to Monday morning.

While we start in the 30s, a mix of clouds and sun and high pressure building in will allow temperatures to rise into the 50s and lower 60s by the afternoon.

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, 11/16/2021

The wind will pick back up gradually through Wednesday and Thursday. This wind out of the west and southwest will put mountain highs in the 60s and everywhere else in the low to possibly middle 70s.

Wind picks up day by day through Thursday

This all comes in ahead of our next cold front. This will start by giving us some late day showers Thursday, followed by a punch of colder air and gusty wind.

Cold front to bring showers late Thursday, followed by cold air and gusty wind

Highs Friday and Saturday will only be in the 40s and lower 50s, with Saturday morning starting mainly in the 20s. By Sunday, we’ll see more clouds and highs in the 50s.

Weekend forecast for 11/19 through 11/21

That’s ahead of a more potent storm system that will give us rain Monday, but very strong wind gusts beyond that. That will deliver much colder air by next Tuesday, with mountain snow and perhaps some snow showers west of the Parkway too. Accumulations are to-be-determined.

Stronger storm system to move through early next week

The Climate Prediction Center has taken note of that, putting our area under the bull’s eye for below average temperatures through Thanksgiving.

Climate Prediction Center 6-10 day outlook through Thanksgiving 2021

That’s especially the case early in the week. Early indications are that temperatures will try to moderate by turkey day.


About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.