ROANOKE, Va. – November is coming to a close, which is hard to believe. As it does so, the weather stays pretty uneventful Tuesday. Highs peak in the low to mid 50s in the higher elevations and 55-60° elsewhere.
We expect more sun by the afternoon, which will make it feel nice. However, we need rain.
That’s become clear in the past week with the wildfire on Pilot Mountain in North Carolina. A wind out of the southwest may blow some smoke associated with the fire into parts of Patrick and Henry Counties Tuesday afternoon.
The only hope for rain this week comes in the form of a lifting warm front. Showers will be sporadic Wednesday evening.
As the warm front lifts, warmer air will be able to move into southwest and central Virginia later this week.
Thursday’s high temperatures get close to record levels.
That may happen Friday too, as we round out the week with the jet stream (storm track) farther north. Another cold front swings through later this weekend into early next week, but it doesn’t look like it will have a ton of moisture.
Rain totals between now and Sunday range between nothing to maybe a quarter of an inch.
We cool back down early next week.