Rounds of rain, brief warm-up to melt leftover snow through Friday

Temperatures rise into Thursday night and Friday morning before crashing into Friday afternoon

ROANOKE, Va. – A soaking rain develops at times Thursday and Friday, helping to melt some of the leftovers now that’s on the ground or in parking lots. Localized flooding is a possibility, due to how saturated the soil is.

How much rain we see and what that means for a) snow melt and b) flood risk

It will be a chilly rain throughout the day Thursday.

FutureTracker Radar and Temperatures - 12 p.m. Thursday

Some breaks develop during the afternoon and evening, as a warm front begins to lift north.

This allows temperatures to rise into the night Thursday and into the morning Friday. Our high temperatures are atypical in that they won’t come during the afternoon.

FutureTracker Radar and Temperatures - 11 p.m. Thursday

After another round of rain Friday morning, a cold front passes through.

FutureTracker Radar and Temperatures - 7 a.m. Friday

You may not need the jacket first thing Friday morning, but you will by the afternoon. Be prepared for that!

FutureTracker Radar and Temperatures - 5 p.m. Friday

You’ll then need the jacket all weekend, as temperatures start in the 20s first thing Saturday morning. Despite sunshine, highs reach the 30s and 40s.

As for the chance of winter weather Sunday, it looks very low. The pieces that need to fit in order to create a storm just simply aren’t coming together.

What we're tracking by Sunday, 2/6/2022

Regardless, we’ll be cold. We’ll watch the active storm track near the Gulf Coast next Tuesday and Wednesday to see if anything can come from that.

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.