Spring feel (mostly) continues now through early next week

Aside from Friday, it will feel more like April and May at times through Monday

ROANOKE, Va. – March has started off very nicely (aside from the increase in pollen).

Thursday continues that trend, though we’ll be cooler near/north of I-64.

High temperature map for Thursday, 3/3/2022

A front to our north will press southward later in the day and into Friday, helping to generate some more wind as well. Gusts of 20-30 mph will be possible Thursday afternoon.

Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Thursday, 3/3/2022

Come Friday, the wind turns more out of the east. This will put our high temperatures in the 50s after starting in the 30s early in the morning.

High temperature map for Friday, 3/4/2022

Our front drifts back to the north by the weekend, reinforcing that warm, southwest breeze we’ve felt in recent days.

What we're tracking by Sunday, 3/6/2022

Highs Saturday reach the 65-70° range.

Forecast high temperatures for the first weekend of March 2022

Sunday and Monday’s high temperatures will be well into the 70s - challenging record highs in parts of the region. Rain returns to the area late Monday into early Tuesday before cooler weather returns.

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.