ROANOKE, Va. – The wind has finally backed off (again), which should make for an overall pleasant Monday. Highs reach the low to mid 60s with gradually increasing mid-to-high level clouds.
We may see a few stray showers north of I-64 first thing Tuesday morning, but we’ll have plenty of time for temperatures to rise during the day.
A storm system that produces severe weather farther south will fling Gulf moisture our way. This leads to rain starting near/west of I-77 around 4 p.m.
This rain spreads from southwest to northeast and will be heavy at times during the evening. Some gusty winds accompany this batch of rain, so be extra careful during the evening commute.
Rain totals will likely range between 0.75″ and 1.50″. Localized and brief flooding is possible, but widespread flash flooding looks unlikely.
It moves out by Wednesday, with a gusty, southwest wind pumping unseasonable warmth into the region. Some of us will make a run at 80°.
Another strong storm system taps into the warmth at night, giving us the chance for a few strong-to-severe thunderstorms south of US 460.
Thursday is warm, but Friday and Saturday will be cold and breezy at times with a few occasional rain showers.
High pressure regains control of our weather Sunday, leading to improving temperatures.
Beyond the weekend, high pressure gets stronger over the Eastern U.S. This leads to a high likelihood of warmer than average temperatures from 4/11 to 4/17.